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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has launched two surveys aimed at local (parish and town) councils and councillors on the 2021 local elections. The surveys will gather valuable insights and data on election support, social media, promotion, planning and resources, and help better understand the number of contested and uncontested seats.

The surveys will contribute to shaping future campaigns to support and encourage more candidates of all backgrounds and experiences to stand for the election and ensure that the election process is fit for purpose. 

Cllr Sue Baxter, NALC chair, said: "NALC is dedicated to continuing to carrying out research. The research has helped NALC capture in-depth analysis of local elections. We will continue this approach as we look to compare the responses from the 2021 elections to previous ones." 

Complete the local council survey

Complete the councillor survey