Tagged: Council

What are Local Elections?

In local government elections you are voting for between one and three councillors to represent your ‘ward’ on the local council. There are 388 local councils in England and about 20,000 councillors. If you want to know...

What do local councillors do?

According to the NALC, Local councillors have three main areas of work: 1. Decision-making: Through attending meetings and committees with other elected members, councillors decide which activities to support, where money should be spent,...

Turnout: 2018 Local Elections in London

Turnout for the Local Elections is unfortunately often significantly lower than it is in General Elections, yet their effect on citizens’ and communities’ everyday lives is sometimes more visible. In this blog we’re focusing...

Could you be a Councillor?

Councils can only be as effective, relevant and vibrant as the people elected to run it. That’s the inspiration behind the Local Government Association’s (LGA) Be a Councillor campaign, encouraging different kinds of people to...

Scottish Council Elections 2017: Young Voters

The Electoral Commission recently published an excellent blog post exploring young adults’ attitude towards electoral participation following the Scottish Council Elections, where sixteen and seventeen year olds were able to vote for the first time.