London Councils is urging women across the capital to take inspiration from International Women’s Day on Sunday (March 8) and consider standing as a local councillor.
According to the body, which represents the capital’s 33 local authorities, less than a third of councillors in London are women.
London Councils’ Lead Member for Equalities, Councillor Anjana Patel said: “Some women are put off by concerns about fitting council duties into their busy lives. However the be a councillor campaign highlights how many women combine a normal family life, jobs and hobbies with being councillors
“It is also an issue that is being highlighted in EastEnders with Peggy Mitchell standing for election. Hopefully this, coupled with the day dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women, will give encourage more women to become councillors”.