Exit Survey of Members Standing Down

The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) works with Data Cymru to conduct an exit survey of councillors who decide to stand down voluntarily at local elections. Surveys were taken in May 2012 2017 and 2022.


The WLGA and Councils use the data gathered to understand the demographic of these councillors, their experiences whilst in office and their reasons for standing down. This information is also used to assess and improve the support and development opportunities for councillors provided both locally and nationally. The 2022 survey results can be found here. 

For more information contact: Sarah Titcombe


The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) represents the interests of local government and promotes local democracy in Wales.

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