NALC launches a new campaign to promote 2021 local elections
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has today unveiled its Make A Change campaign for the May 2021 elections.
With thousands of councillor seats up for renewal on England’s local (parish and town) councils, the campaign aims to help local councils promote the elections and encourage more people – those undiscovered community heroes – to put themselves forward for election.
NALC has created a range of materials, which include:
- Editable elections flyer — easy-to-read information about local elections
- Editable A4 posters and A3 posters — quick and precise way to publicise the local elections
- Editable press release — a template to help publicise local elections through the local media in your area
- Information sheet for prospective candidates — all the information you need to know about local councils and the role of councillors
- Social media assets — includes images and suggested posts for social media channels
Cllr Sue Baxter, NALC chairman, said: “People care about where they live – whether that’s facilities and activities for young people, the climate emergency, the state of local parks or open spaces, the health and wellbeing of residents or local housing. Whatever needs tackling or improving at a local level, becoming a local councillor allows people to change things. We hope these new resources will help our councils spread the word to the wider community, encouraging more people to stand for election.”