Barriers to participation in standing for election to local government in Scotland

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First published: 08 Mar 2019

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This report looks at the barriers to participation in standing for election to local government in Scotland.

It brings together desk research into the diversity of elected officials and research with candidates for election at the Scotland local authority elections in 2017. 

It also sets out recommendations for how those barriers can be minimised and overcome.

There is a separate report covering the diversity of candidates and elected officials in Great Britain.

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