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Local Government: Elections

Question for Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

UIN HL6752, tabled on 22 March 2023

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.

Answered on

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.