Diversity in Local Government

Local government plays a central role in governing Wales, providing leadership and delivering a wide range of services to its residents, including the provision of education services, social services and social care, managing the roads network and cultural services.

There are currently some 1,254 councillors in Wales, the profile of which is heavily weighted towards white men with an average age of about 60.

It’s important that those who serve as councillors reflect the diversity of our communities. As such, we want to understand the barriers to increasing diversity in local government and attracting individuals to stand for office.

The National Assembly for Wales' Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee want to know what you think about diversity in local government.

We would greatly appreciate if you would spare some time to complete our short survey. You don’t have to answer every question. The survey should take about 5 minutes to complete. 

This survey is for members of the public of all ages. We have a separate survey for current councillors to complete so if you are currently serving as a local councillor, please follow this link to complete the relevant survey.

Everyone who participates in this survey will remain anonymous. Results will be summarised and published online, however responses will not be attributable to individuals.

Thank you for your time.


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* 1. Would you like to read the data protection guidance? 

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