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LGA parental leave policy for councillors

The LGA has adopted a model parental leave policy for councillors, assisting councils to introduce formal maternity, paternity and adoption entitlements, which can help break down barriers to standing for elected office.

General Election hub

Our dedicated General Election hub sets out the key commitments in the Conservative, Green, Labour and Liberal Democrat national manifestos relevant to local government.