The role of the local councillor is one that seems to be difficult to define, and tends to fluctuate from authority to authority. As such, this figure’s future remains debateable. APSE’s latest piece of research, commissioned by APSE Scotland and produced by a collaborative team from Edinburgh University, Leeds Beckett University and De Montfort University, seeks to offer a novel contribution to ongoing debates over the future of elected members and local democracy in Scotland.
Complete with recommendations for action, we hope this new research will provide a timely tool to facilitate discussion and broaden understanding about the future role of elected members in everyday politics and local democracy within Scotland.
This research is free to download below. Print copies may be ordered for party groups or democratic services teams at the member price of £20.00 for one copy, or £15.00 per copy if purchasing 5 or more. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to order.