Did you know that there are nearly 20,000 local councillors in England and Wales but only around 30% of these are women? Women from minority ethnic backgrounds make up less than 1% of all councillors, despite being over 5% of the overall population. The Government Equalities Office want to encourage more women, especially those from ethnic minority backgrounds to get involved and change this.
There are a range of events across the country where women can find out more about getting involved in public life. To register for the free events call 020 8481 3375 or go to the livegroup website