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.