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If you want to help make things better in the city, represent local people, and play a part in Coventry's future, you should become a city councillor.
For more information on becoming a councillor or who can stand please read the details below.
The easy answer is almost anyone, as long as you are:
You can't be a councillor if you:
Over 95 per cent of councillors are members of political parties, but you don't have to be a member of a political party to be a councillor. You can stand as an independent candidate, or as a group or party political candidate.
Councillors do not receive a salary, however they do get a 'member's allowance'. These rates are set by each individual council. You can be a councillor and still have a job. Your employer is required by law to allow you to take a reasonable amount of time off work to perform your duties as a councillor. Before making a commitment to stand as councillor you should discuss this with your employer.