In May 2015, the next general election will take place alongside local elections – for EDDC – and if more people stand than there are seats – for town and parish councils also.

If not enough people stand for election, or the same number as there are seats, candidates will be automatically elected. 

EDDC’s make-up is 59 councillors – 42 conservative, 7 independent and 10 libdem.

In my view, it could do with a more even political spread of councillors!

If you are interested in attending the event, which will explore the role of councillors, local government and its links with parliament, please contact officers on 01395 517541 by Friday 28 February.