THERE is still time to stand as a candidate in this year’s local election.

Voters will head to the polls in May to elect their representatives on Knutsford Town Council.

This May all 15 seats are up for election.

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Up to eight of the current councillors could step down this year.

Two information evenings are being held to help potential candidates decide if being a councillor is right for them.

Town clerk Adam Keppel-Green said the town council is keen to promote the opportunity of serving as a councillor.

He added: “Perhaps you aren’t sure what the role of a councillor involves, you want to know how it could work with your other commitments or you’re daunted by the election process.

“Maybe you actually want to be standing for Cheshire East Council.

“These sessions aim to help you decide whether to stand this May.”

Information sessions will include an overview of what the council can and cannot do, the role of a town councillor and the process of standing for election.

Potential candidates will also have a chance to speak to serving town councillors in a Q&A.

It will be a chance to find out what the life of a town councillor entails.

Both sessions will be held at the council offices on Toft Road.

The first starts at 7pm on Thursday, February 16 and the second at the same time on Monday, February 20.

The second session will also be livestreamed to Facebook.

Questions for the Q&A, about the role of being a councillor, can be submitted in advance to or asked on the evening.