NALC researches the 2019 local elections
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is researching the local elections in May this year to examine the elections process for local (parish and town) councils.
The research will gather data from local councils, councillors and county associations, and aims to find out more about candidates, costs, support, promotion, planning, resources and future reform.
Cllr Sue Baxter, chair of NALC, said: "We [NALC] ask all our members to spare some time to fill in the surveys, as undertaking this research is an important step to dig deeper and understand exactly what England's 10,000 local councils go through in the election process."
The data collected will be used to shape future campaigns on ways local councils can encourage more candidates and help promote forthcoming local elections.
Please complete the surveys by 27 September 2019.