26 APRIL 2017

In this report you will find:

  • An outline of key findings from data analysis on women’s representation in councils across England and Wales, carried out by the Centre for Women and Democracy
  • The findings of an LGiU survey of 2,304 councillors, carried out between December 2016 and January 2017
  • Survey data that reveals that within this male-dominated environment, sexism is worryingly commonplace in the council chamber and local parties and women councillors experience barriers due to unpaid caring responsibilities and a lack of flexibility in the councils
  • A full report with the insight from our consultation and recommendations from the Commission will be published later this year

Download Report: Does Local Government Work for Women? Interim Report April 2017

Download Executive Summary: Executive Summary: Does Local Government Work for Women?

Download the report infographics here.