**Ralph and All**
NALC is the National Association of Local Councils and we represent 9,500 parish councils in England.
Many parish councils had elections on 7/5 (the same date as the General Election). Parish councillors are almost all volunteers and again almost all live and work in their parished areas.
NALC and its County Associations are always encouraging new candidates to stand for election to parish councils as this is healthy for a vibrant democracy.
See the NALC All About Local Councils publication at http://www.nalc.gov.uk/publications for more information.
Thanks for now,