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10 am - 12 pm

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.


Friday, 10 February 2023


Held online


Sara Campbell


£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.

This is the final date being offered for elections training.


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 2022 and early 2023 is 100%.

A definite confidence booster for the forthcoming elections.

Great! It broke down the steps and timeline into easy sections. Gave clear guidance on what was and wasn't the clerk's responsibility.

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!

Exactly what I had hoped for.


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