Becoming a Britain First Councillor: Your Questions Answered

Join the new vanguard of patriot-politicians by representing Britain First in the local elections in May 2019! No experience needed, training given.

Am I eligible?

To represent Britain First in a local election you must be a British citizen, 18 years or older, and registered to vote in the area (or have lived, worked or owned property there for at least 12 months). You should also be a member of Britain First. (Click here to join.)

What do councillors do?

Elected councillors set the vision and direction for their local council, and represent the community.

Councillors listen to the needs of local people and champion their views when developing and reviewing council policy. In this way, they can make a big difference to people's lives.

For further information, see the Be a Councillor website.

What issues are they involved in?

Councillors are involved in decisions on education, crime prevention, street cleaning, upkeep of parks and play areas, social care (e.g. for young people or the elderly) and other issues.

How much of my time will it take up?

It depends how many commitments you take on - but at least a few hours per week.

Will I get paid?

Yes. All councillors receive a basic allowance. It varies from council to council, but is typically around £8-9k per year.

Do I need previous experience?

No. Britain First will provide training to prepare you for the role.

Also, some local authorities offer an induction programme including such things as computer training, meeting skills and mentoring.

I don't know much about politics - does that matter?

No. The most valuable knowledge to have is knowledge of the local area and people, and the issues affecting them.

Will it cost me anything to stand?

No. Britain First will pay for all your campaigning materials (leaflets, etc.) and cover legitimate expenses.

Do you welcome ethnic minority candidates?

Yes, of course. British ethnic minorities regularly attend our events and activities.

Please check out our racism statement.

If you're a patriot who supports most of what Britain First stands for, then you're welcome.

What does election campaigning involve?

Mainly leafleting and talking to local people on the doorstep, in town centres, etc. Research has shown that even small parties have a good chance of success when the candidate puts in the work.

Will I get help with my election campaign?

Yes. Britain First will recruit a local campaigning team to help with leafleting, publicity and doorstep canvassing.

Click the blue button to sign up as a Britain First election candidate for May 2019.

If you have any further questions, email them to me at elections@britainfirst.info

Join us in this exciting new stage in Britain First's growth!

Dr George Whale
Elections Officer

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