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Diversity in local government

The Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee is undertaking an inquiry into diversity in local government

Terms of Reference

  • To understand the importance of diversity among local councillors, including the effect on public engagement, debate and decision making.
  • To understand key barriers to attracting a more diverse pool of candidates for local government elections.
  • To explore areas of innovation and good practice that may help increase diversity in local government.
  • To explore the potential impact of the proposals in the Welsh
    Government’s Green Paper, Strengthening Local Government to increasing diversity in Council chambers

If you should wish to submit your views on the terms of reference, please submit them to the clerk by Monday 10 September 2018.

Alternatively if you would prefer to respond to our online survey, which asks more specific questions about local government in your community and your experiences, please go the link below:

Summary of surveys

General public survey

Councillor survey


Spark video

Diversity in local government

Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Assembly Business;

First published: 10/05/2018





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