Simple Changes #34
Promote job-sharing opportunities for elected representatives e.g. councillors
There are still many barriers within society that prevent people from certain groups achieving leadership roles. This is particularly true when it comes to local politics and representing their communities. Research shows that within Wales, it will take 82 years (compared to 48 in England) for gender parity to be achieved at local government level, and the 2015 ‘Is Wales Fairer?’ report noted that women, disabled people, young people, people from ethnic or religious minorities, and LGBT people remain under-represented at all levels of politics in Wales.
Through promoting job-sharing opportunities, you can encourage a more diverse range of people to enter local politics and represent their communities.
You have earned...
A More Equal Wales
A society that enables people to fulfil their potential no matter what their background or circumstances (including their socio economic circumstances)