Diversity in democracy programme

The programme aims to increase the diversity of individuals standing for election to local government.

It will raise the profile of local government, through a variety of measures. These include:

  • Mentoring support
  • Publicity campaign
  • Work with employers
  • Exit Interview Scheme
  • Support for candidates with disabilities
  • Action for political parties
  • Improving the local government candidates survey.

We are working with diversity champions from all 22 local authorities to provide mentoring to prospective candidates and raise the profile of the role of councillor.

If you are interested in being a Mentee on the Diversity in Democracy Mentoring Programme, you can apply online!

If you are a County Councillor and wish to be a Mentor on the Diversity in Democracy Mentoring Programme, complete the Diversity Champion / Mentor Contact Details form.

For further information, please contact Project Co-ordinator: catherine.kennedy@wales.gsi.gov.uk 02920 801048.

For further information please visit the WG external website

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