Increasing the pool of talent from which councillors are elected is a key challenge for local government. Ultimately, it’s the electorate that decides who becomes a councillor, but we can all help to raise the quality and diversity of the candidates they choose from.
Most local authorities undertake activity focussed on promoting local demoracy and increasing democratic engagement: promoting the role of councillor and encouraging more people to consider standing for election can form an important part of this work. You may wish to think about holding prospective councillor events, creating short films to showcase the role of the councillor or sharing our e-Learning to educate on what local government does.
The resources on this page are aimed at supporting local authorities – and any other interested organisation – to run their own “Be a Councillor” events and campaigns.
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