To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the diversity of councillors by encouraging and supporting more people to stand for election.
31 March 2023
The Government believes that no one should feel deterred or excluded from standing or serving as a councillor.
The Local Authority Government Sector Support Programme 2022-23 funds the Local Government Association's delivery of an expanded 'Be a Councillor' campaign to promote a greater diversity of candidates. We also provide funding to support disabled councillors including those hoping to stand for election.