13 JULY 2017


In this report you will find:

  • The results of a year-long study led by the Fawcett Society in partnership with the Local Government Information Unit, which asked ‘Does Local Government Work for Women?’ and contains recommendations to help solve the issues faced by women in town halls
  • Statistics on the composition of Local Councils and details regarding the lack of childcare support and flexible working which creates additional barriers for women in town halls
  • The results of a survey on the experiences of councillors which shows that sexism is still commonplace and that half of disabled women and many BAME women councillors face multiple discrimination

Download Report: Does Local Government Work for Women? - Final Report of the Local Government Commission