LGA submission to the consultation on disqualification criteria for councillors and mayors: November 2017

The LGA has responded to the Government’s consultation on disqualification criteria for elected councillors and mayors.

The consultation proposes to strengthen rules to prevent anyone found guilty of serious crimes from serving on councils. Our response supports the proposal to disbar people who are on the sex offenders register, but recommends that this should apply equally across all holders of elective office and Members of the House of Lords rather than just to councillors and mayors.

Further details on the consultation are available from DCLG.