There will be a local election for our Councillors at Dacorum Borough Council on 4th May 2023. This is a really important job that enables you to improve the day to day lives of the residents of your area. As Conservatives we currently hold the Dacorum Council under the excellent leadership of Andrew Williams. This time round we are looking for new candidates that are passionate conservatives to swell our ranks and take forward the conservative message to the electorate. If you are an existing campaigner, Councillor, an activist or a member of the association we want you to consider being a Dacorum Councillor and make the lives of those in your community better. It’s amazing what we can do together.
Below is the guide to “Becoming a Conservative Councillor”. This is will give you a small glimpse of what you could achieve as a Conservative Councillor. You can look at the Dacorum Council’s website (https://www.dacorum.gov.uk/) to see the wide range of services that are supplied by the council and that you as a Councillor will have a role in shaping and improving. If you want to know more just contact one of the existing Conservative Councillors. (see a list and contact details at https://democracy.dacorum.gov.uk/mgMemberIndex.aspx?FN=PARTY&VW=LIST&PIC=0 )
If you are interested, please fill in the application form (below) and email it to me (firstname.lastname@example.org . We are expecting that ALL applicants will fill in and sign the form electronically. This can be done on any computer device that has a copy of Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat. Adobe Reader is freely available from https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/ or via your device’s app store. (Please note that if you are a sitting councillor you should use the form that has already sent to you for reapproval.)
Selection is a three stage process starting with the creation of an approved list of candidates. Below is a copy of the “Procedure for the Selection of Local Government Candidates 2022” that will be followed by the Association. The Executive Council has decided that the Short-Listing Panel for all wards shall be the Approvals Committee as per rule 30.1.
We will be phasing the selection process starting with “key” target wards first. The first approval meetings are planned to start in the first weeks of June 2022 and will continue throughout the summer until ALL application have been considered. To be in the first tranche of applications being considered, return your reapproval application by the 31st May 2022. Selection of candidates will start in June 2022 I therefore strongly advise members to return their signed application forms by Friday 1st July 2022.
So please APPLY TODAY to be one of our conservative candidates, fill in and sign the attached form electronically and email be back to me (email@example.com). If you know a member that will be interested then please pass this email on!
Mark W. Woods
Hemel Hempstead Conservative Association