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Diversity in local government

Purpose of the consultation

The Local Government and Housing Committee is looking at diversity in local government.


The aim of the inquiry will be:


>>>To assess progress made to improve diversity in local government since passing the Local Government and Election (Wales) Act 2021 and any tangible impact on candidates standing for election.

>>>To consider the progress in implementing the recommendations in the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee’s 2019 report on diversity in local government.

>>>To explore research and analysis being undertaken by the Welsh Government, partner bodies and others on the diversity of candidates and outcomes following the 2022 local elections.

>>>To examine schemes established to promote and enable greater diversity among those standing for election, including the Access to Elected Office Fund.

>>>To explore areas of innovation and good practice that may help increase diversity in local government.



How to share your views

To share your views electronically, please send to, or by post to Local Government and Housing Committee, Welsh Parliament, Cardiff, CF99 1SN.


Providing Written Evidence

The Senedd has two official languages, Welsh and English.


In line with the Senedd’s Official Languages Scheme, the Committee welcomes contributions in both or either of our official languages, and we ask organisations that are subject to Welsh Language standards or schemes to respond in line with their own obligations. Please inform the Committee when submitting responses if you intend to provide a translation at a later date.


Please see guidance for those providing evidence for committees.


We would be grateful to receive your submission by Friday 2 June 2023. It may not be possible to take into account responses received after this date.


Disclosure of information

Please ensure that you have considered the Senedd’s policy on disclosure of information before submitting information to the Committee.

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Local Government and Housing Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Telephone: 0300 200 6565