Local MP Backs Community Council Elections Across Stirling


Categories: Constituency, Governance, Stirling Council

Alyn Smith Urges Residents to Come Forward to Represent Community

Local Stirling MP Alyn Smith is encouraging Stirling residents to come forward to help represent their community, as the next deadline looms in the community council elections.

Nomination papers to stand in the upcoming community council elections became available on April 3rd. The deadline to submit papers is Wednesday 19th April, no later than 4pm. By Monday 3rd July, inaugural meetings of newly elected community councils will begin.

Community councils form an invaluable part of Scotland’s overall democracy, helping represent the views and aspirations of local residents in the community by working on local initiatives and taking part in a wide range of activities. Community Councils also play an important role in planning and licensing applications.

The timeline includes:

  • Monday 3 April – Publication of Notice of Election
  • Wednesday 19 April – Nominations to be submitted by (no later than 4pm)    
  • Thursday 20 April – Nominations to be withdrawn by (no later than 4pm)   
  • Thursday 29 June – Publication of results
  • From Monday 3 July – Arrange Inaugural meetings (where ballot has been held).

Stirling MP Alyn Smith said:

‘As a representative for Stirling in the UK Parliament, I know first-hand the great privilege it is to represent our community and champion the issues and causes most dear to its members. Community councils really do play an important role in organising communities, helping drive forward exciting projects, providing feedback to other spheres of government, and doing their best to improve the places they call home. 

‘Now more than ever, we need to unlock the talent present across Stirling and work together to tackle the big issues we face, at whichever scale in our democracy. I would urge anyone interested in standing to be a community councillor to reach out to the Stirling Council team responsible for the elections, and not to miss out on this fantastic opportunity to serve Stirling.’

For more information on Community Councils and becoming a Community Councillor visit the webpage here or contact: ccelections@stirling.gov.uk

Stirling Council news story here: https://www.stirling.gov.uk/news/residents-urged-to-stand-in-community-council-elections/