Northamptonshire County
Association of Local Councils

Empowering Parish and Town Councils

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CEO: Danny Moody
6 Litchborough Business Park
Northampton Road
Litchborough, Northampton
NN12 8JB

Tel: 01327 831482

Elections 2020

Please find below a resource library for the parish and town council elections in May 2020. Please feel free to use the materials that you think will help with your councillor recruitment campaign. If you have materials you wish to contribute please send them to

Elections Gantt Chart

Want to project plan for the elections? We've done the hard work so that you don't have to! Download our Elections 2020 Gantt Chart below, which sets out all the key tasks and when they happen. Add your own local actions, tasks and events and customise the chart to suit your requirements.

Election Posters

Our "Wanted" posters for the 2020 elections. They are provided below in Word format and in A4 and A5 so that you can download the size that works best for you and customise it where indicated with your own council's details.

Social Media Poster

This advertisement has punchy, positive text suitable for village Facebook groups etc.

Top Tips For Recruiting Councillors

A list of good ideas, tips and suggestions for recruiting parish and town councillors, plus the opportunity to add your own!

Text for your Web Site

We have produced sample text for your web sites. Feel free to use it all, or just pick out the bits that seem most relevant to you. There's no copyright on this text, so use and edit it however you wish.

It Takes All Sorts

This publication was commissioned by NALC and the Commission for Rural Communities. It is out of print now (and a bit out of date) but it does include some useful stories and it features two councillors from Northamptonshire!

Thirteen Excuses!

Put together by our friends at the Lincolnshire Association of Local Councils, here is a somewhat irreverent list of excuses that one might hear from members of the public as to why they don't want to be a councillor. Each one has a reposte!

Council Resources

Election banner from Wilbarston Parish Council

Election banner II from Wilbarston Parish Council

Election banner III from Wilbarston Parish Council