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Inquiry into diversity in local government

Response to the consultation

Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation

Purpose of the consultation

The Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee undertook an inquiry into diversity in local government. The consultation closed on Monday 10 September 2018.

The terms of reference were:

  • 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

Providing Written Evidence

The National Assembly for Wales has two official languages, Welsh and English.

In line with the Assembly’s Official Languages Scheme, the Committee requests that documents or written responses to consultations intended for publication or use in National Assembly proceedings are submitted bilingually. When documents or written responses are not submitted bilingually, we will publish in the language submitted, stating that it has been received in that language only.

We expect other organisations to implement their own standards or schemes and to comply with their statutory obligation.

Please see guidance for those providing evidence for committees.

The consultation closed on Monday 10 September 2018.

Online survey

The Committee also conducted two online surveys. The analysis of the survey sent to councillors can be viewed here. The analysis of the survey sent to the general public has also been published.

Disclosure of information

Please ensure that you have considered the Assembly’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:

Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Telephone: 0300 200 6565