Diversity in local government
The Local Government and Housing Committee has agreed to undertake an inquiry into diversity in local government.
The aim of the inquiry will be to:
>>> 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.
Business type: Committee Inquiry
Reason considered: Senedd Business;
First published: 14/08/2023
- Diversity in local government (completed)