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Calling all city and PCC election candidates


Briefings are being held on 16 March for prospective PCC candidates and agents, and 17 March for prospective Gloucester City Council and Quedgeley Town Council candidates and agents.


Gloucester City Council is holding a briefing for people who are interested in standing in elections this May including for Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner.

On 7 May 2020 Gloucester will once again hold local elections where residents can vote for who they want to be their city councillor. There will be elections for Quedgeley Town Council and Gloucestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner on the same day.

People who are interested in becoming a candidate or an agent are invited to attend briefings ahead of the nomination period for the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and Gloucester City Council elections.

Briefings will take place in the Civic Suite, North Warehouse in Gloucester on the following dates:

16 March 2020, 6pm

  • Police and Crime Commissioner candidates and agents

17 March 2020, 6pm

  • Gloucester City Council and Quedgeley Town Council candidates and agents

The elections team briefing will cover common questions about who is eligible to be a candidate, relevant paperwork, deadlines and campaign guidelines.

All 39 councillor seats across the 18 wards in the city are up for election in Gloucester. Gloucester City Council is the designated Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) authority on this occasion for Police and Crime Commissioner nominations.

Jon McGinty, returning officer at Gloucester City Council, said: “If you’re thinking of standing for election this year then this briefing is an ideal opportunity for you to get all the information that you need. If you have any questions, concerns or would just like to get more information then I’d urge you to come along in March.”

Please inform the elections team on 01452 396125 if you plan to attend either briefing so that the team have an idea of numbers.

Find out more about Gloucester City Council 2020 elections online here

Find out more about Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner 2020 elections online here

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