Councillors and the Community, the Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee at the House of Commons has issued a renewed call for evidence asking people to explain why they decide - or decide not - to stand at local elections.
MPs on the Committee would like to hear from:
People who serve their communities in voluntary, community or faith groups but have consciously decided not to run for election to their local council.People who have wanted to stand to be a councillor but have encountered specific barriers to becoming a candidate.
Former councillors who chose not to seek re-election (within the past three years); the reasons for this and whether (or not) they would recommend being a council to others.
Councillors elected within the last three years; what made them stand; whether the experience has so far live up to expectations and whether (or not) they intend to stand for re-election.
Within these groups the Committee would particularly like to hear from those in sections of society currently under-represented on some local authorities. For example women, young people (including young business people), people from black and minority ethnic communities and disabled people.
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