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Her Life in Politics event for community councillors

22 September 2022

Her Life in Politics event for community councillors

Elect Her, a non-partisan organisation which aims to support all women to stand for election and become leaders in their communities, is holding webinar aimed at prospective community councillors as part of their Her Life in Politics series.

Each Tuesday, a group of women who have already started their political careers will come together to talk about their experiences and answer questions from those who are thinking about standing for election.

The next webinar will focus on women who are involved with community councils, and will hear from current community councillors in Scotland about what motivated them to enter politics, how they first got started and what change they have implemented as a community councillor, so that you can consider how to bring your campaign ideas to the table and be better prepared for your political future.

Originally due to take place on 20th September, this event has now been rescheduled to 11th October at  7:30pm.

Hosted by Lauren Bennie, a former community councillor and general election candidate, the panellists will include:

  • Karen Harcus and Alison Lowe, two members of the Ferintosh Community Council, based on the Black Isle in the Highlands Council area. Alison has been a member for several years, and Karen has joined more recently. After having been poorly served by public transport as a rural community, Karen and Alison worked in partnership with HITRANS, the Highland Council, Stagecoach and CSI Ross-shire to successfully pilot a community bus, known locally as "the wee bus", available on demand to those living in and visiting the local area.
  • Elizabeth Brown, a member of the Whiteinch Community Council based in the west end of Glasgow. Elizabeth has been involved in the community council for several years and collectively they have worked to consistently maintain and improve amenities in the local area, particularly their local park. Recently, the community council worked in partnership with local residents to save their local library which was threatened with closure.

You can sign up for any or all of the Her Life in Politics events on the Elect Her website.