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Councillors: Diversity

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

14. To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made in increasing the number of councillors who are women or from ethnic minorities. (178398)

We set up the Councillors Commission to examine how a wider range of people, especially from under-represented groups like women and ethnic minorities, can be encouraged to become councillors. The Commission has published its findings in December and we will respond to their recommendations this spring.