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How to run a successful community based campaign for Councillors

This virtual interactive course aims to strengthen community relations with councillors through well-planned campaigns on issues that are important to local people. Step by step, it takes delegates through all aspects of what makes a successful community based campaign.

Time: 2 hours

For: Councillors

 Learning outcomes

– How to draw others to your cause
– Engaging with, and retaining the interest of the media
– The art of writing a great press release
– How to make social media work for you
– Tips for smooth media interviews
– Useful campaigning tactics and tools
– Potential pitfalls and how to avoid them

This session is for a maximum 12 delegates so book early to avoid disappointment.


This two hour course will be run by Claire Wright, a former campaigning councillor who represented her community at town, district and county levels, for 12 years.Claire was a high profile councillor, whose campaigning took her from Ottery St Mary Town Council in 2009, through elections to East Devon District Council, Devon County Council and the highs and lows of three parliamentary elections, where in 2019 she achieved over 25,000 votes and secured a place as the country’s leading Independent candidate.

Claire’s particular passions were environmental issues and the NHS – she was an active member of Devon County Council’s Health and Adult Care Scrutiny Committee for eight years.

She was also a member of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board until May, working on strategic issues, including the adult social care challenge.

Claire’s background is public sector communications and she holds a Diploma in Public Relations from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. She stood down in May 2021 to pursue other career opportunities.

Thank you Claire for running the training session for new councillors at Gloucestershire County Council. With 24 new members we wanted someone who could give an insight into how councillors can engage effectively with their communities and coordinate campaigns on issues that are important to local people. Your session was informative and interactive and has helped our new members develop relationships within their communities.

Simon Harper, Head of Democratic Services, Gloucestershire County Council


– £75 plus VAT per delegate for SEE member organisations
– £99 plus VAT per delegate for non-SEE member organisations

Book your place now

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27 Jan 2022


10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Virtual - Zoom
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