Global Democracy, devolution and governance , Personal and organisational development

First hand international perspectives on the risks and rewards of being a councillor

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Summary

This briefing explores the challenges faced by local councillors in various countries. It highlights the personal and political tribulations of balancing public service with the harsh realities of a polarised political climate, including harassment, work-life imbalance, and mental health struggles. The narrative also underscores the intrinsic satisfaction derived from community improvement despite these adversities.

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