Become A Councillor

Do you care about the Gosport community?

Do you have great ideas that will help local residents?

Do you support Labour values?

Elections for Hampshire County Council will take place in 2017 and we need people like you to stand for Labour!

The Labour Party’s strength comes from people in the local community and we are looking for members who are passionate about Gosport to stand as Labour Candidates. Becoming a councillor is a great way to work for – and improve – the Gosport community and life for local residents. Local government is made up of people from all walks of life, and we need people to stand up for the Labour Values of decency and social justice.

You can stand to be a Labour Councillor for either Gosport or Hampshire if you are:

  • British or a citizen of the Commonwealth or European Union
  • At least 18 years old
  • Registered to vote in the area or have lived, worked or owned property there for at least 12 months before an election
  • Have been a Labour Party member for at least 12 consecutive months before an election

Councillors spend between 5 to 20 hours a week on council duties and are given an annual allowance for their time. You would have the opportunity to join planning committees, attend council meetings and make decisions that would directly affect the areas you live and work in. The Labour Party also work hand in hand with councillors, supporting their political development and listening to local concerns.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Labour councillor then please get in touch with Alan Durrant, Party Secretary.

You can also learn a little bit more about the workings of Gosport’s Local Government here.


Further information:

Hampshire County Council – Councillor Information