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10 am - 12 noon

Parish and Town Councillors are elected once every four years with the next elections in Norfolk planned for Thursday 4 May 2023.

This course explains the elections process from encouraging public interest to inducting new councillors after the election.


Thursday, 9 February 2023


Held online


Julie King


£36 subscribers | £45 non-subscribers

Course content

  • Understanding the elections process: nominations, who can become a councillor, the elections timetable, the clerk's role and the pre-election period (previously known as 'purdah')

  • Encouraging your council to be proactive prior to the election to attract prospective councillors

  • After the election, understanding what happens next: the importance of the annual meeting of the parish/town council, knowing the dates when this meeting must be held and essential items for the agenda

  • Ensuring new councillors hit the ground running: tips for your local induction, forms to complete and formal training

  • What you can do if you still have vacancies after the election: understanding the co-option process and by-elections.

Recommended for clerks who are new to the elections process and those who would like an update since the last elections in 2019.


We'll send you a link via email a day or two before the session is due to be held, so you can just click on the link to join in. You'll need a laptop, tablet or smartphone with a camera.

Average satisfaction rating for the election courses held in late 2018 and early 2019 was 99.9%.

A definite confidence booster for the forthcoming elections.

Excellent as usual and very thorough.

A very worthwhile session which provided a wealth of information on the upcoming election process.

Excellent training session. I have learnt so much and can leave with more confidence.

Very relaxed and informative. Well-delivered.

Just what we needed at the right time - thanks!


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