Three reports for APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence), part of continuing work with Professor Steve Griggs at De Montfort University, Leicester, explore the work entailed in local politics, focusing on the role of the councillor:
Anderson, D, Barnett, N, Freeman, R, Griggs, S and Leigh, D (2017) Doing Local Politics: councillors, officers and communities, Manchester: APSE
Barnett, N, Freeman, R and Griggs, S (2016) The Final Piece of the Jigsaw. Elected members, everyday politics and local democracy in Scotland, Manchester: APSE
Griggs, S and Wingfield, M (2014) The Future of Elected Members in Scotland, Manchester: APSE
All reports are free to download.