Improving access to local government elected office for disabled people

This guide aims to provide information to help disabled people consider becoming a councillor and covers key areas of the role. It has been produced with the help of disabled councillors.

Male and female councillor walking along the beach with their guide dogs

Councillors play a vital role in shaping the future of their communities and improving the quality of life of local people. We need people from all backgrounds and experiences who reflect the communities that they serve. The LGA is delivering a bespoke national campaign to encourage disabled people to find out more about becoming a councillor. This campaign, which is funded by the UK Government, is designed to increase the representation of disabled people in local government.

Sign up for our Be a Councillor newsletter