Civility in public life call for evidence: Abuse and intimidation of councillors

Submit your experiences of abuse and/or intimidation in your role as a councillor.

The LGA has committed to promoting civility in public life and supporting the well-being of elected members. This is a long-standing area of work for the LGA, but the recent tragic death of Sir David Amess MP has brought this issue into marked focus. Everyone in public life should be able to go about their daily business without fear of attack. Now, more than ever, this is a challenge that we as a sector are determined to meet.  

To support our Civility in Public Life programme, the LGA launched a call for evidence of abuse and intimidation of councillors in the Autumn of 2021. The call for evidence is an ongoing part of the LGA Civility in Public Life programme, capturing elected members’ experiences and emerging trends around abuse and intimidation from the public.

The call for evidence is an information gathering survey, and the LGA is unable to take action or provide support in relation to specific reports and allegations. The call for evidence is reviewed semi-regularly, at least once every six months and usually more often.

You can still submit your experiences of abuse and/or intimidation.