24th March 2023: 10.00am
So you want to be a Councillor?
50:50 NI and Stratagem are on a mission to get more women into elected politics. Last year they launched a training programme that aims to give women the skills, knowledge and experience to run for elected office.
At this year’s festival they are offering a free workshop aimed at those interested in running in the upcoming Local Government elections in May 2023. The workshop will be delivered by Gráinne Walsh and Anna Mercer.
Gráinne is Director of Stratagem, a leading political consultancy based in Belfast and part of the Connect Group in London. She has worked across all government departments, and with every party, over the lifetime of four Assembly terms, and has worked extensively at Westminster, as well as in Whitehall and local government.
Anna is Deputy Director at Stratagem and a former political advisor. This year she launched the Future Politics conference in partnership with the John and Pat Hume Foundation, and she has worked with both officials and politicians in local government, as well as supporting successful election campaigns.
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