Thursday 2 May 2024 will be the next General Election, or a few months away from it.
“We need you, for us to win the Stroud seat, we must ensure we fight throughout Stroud, and give people everywhere the opportunity to vote for a Labour Councillor”, Simon Opher PPC.
Stroud District Council has a key role in delivering services, like housing, refuse collection, planning and environmental health, helping people and communities and promoting policies and action to protect the environment and tackle climate change.
We will be fielding candidates across the District for the Council which has 51 members across 27 wards, which vary in size, and who are elected for a four-year term. These are a mix of single member, two member or three member wards. Have a look at Becoming A Councillor and Labour Party resources.
With the Tories slashing services and starving councils of cash, Labour candidates are vital to stand up for people and local services on a platform that reflects our values and the needs of the communities that we serve. More info on Standing to be a Labour Councillor is here.
Councillors attend full Council at Ebley Mill and usually a couple of committees, all of which are normally held on weekday evenings. The current meeting schedule is here. Councillors receive induction, training and are paid an allowance, travel, subsistence and other expenses.
The scheme of Councillor allowance includes the current basic allowance of £6,108 to which Special Responsibility Allowances are added for those who take on roles such as chair or vice chair of Council or a committee or leadership of a political group.
Both as Stroud Labour and the party nationally we are very keen to hear from women who want to help shape the future of Stroud District. This year we have a generational opportunity for change. We need you step forward and help us strengthen all our communities.