National census of local authority councillors 2018

The LGA has carried out the eighth Census of Local Authority Councillors in England.

Research

The LGA has carried out the eighth Census of Local Authority Councillors in England. This census provides the most comprehensive, timely overview of local government representation and, with previous years’ data, how that has changed over time. The results will help to inform central and local government and political groups in the development of strategies and policies for local government.

More detailed breakdowns of the results by age, ethnicity, gender, political group, region, and type of authority can be found here.

Councillors' Census 2018 - report FINAL cover
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