WLGA Politically Restricted Posts

The WLGA will not appoint as an employee or worker in any capacity, any Councillor who is currently a Member (including co-opted member) of a local Authority or any other member body of the WLGA e.g. National Park Authority or who had been a Member in the previous 12 months (s.116 Local Government Act (LGA) 1972).

The following posts are considered to be politically restricted (in line with those local authority roles as specified in Section 2(1) of the 1989 Act[1]:

  • All members of Senior Management Team
  • All officers paid above Spinal Point 30
  • Other officers giving advice to local authorities on a regular basis
  • Any officers with a role which involves speaking on behalf of the WLGA to the media.

[1] Part I of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 and Local Government (Politically Restricted Posts) (Wales) Regulations 2008


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

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