Equality and diversity

We have rules to ensure our Council reflects the gender, ethnic and regional diversity of the UK.

  • at least five members of council must be male, and five female
  •  two additional places are reserved for black or minority ethnic candidates, to be filled if fewer than two BME candidates are elected
  • Council must include at least one member from each regional constituency

This is why we ask you for information on your gender, ethnicity and regional constituency on the nomination form. Your constituency will be printed along with your name on the ballot paper