Publication: Access to information for elected members

Posted on 13/12/2023 by Ed Hammond.

This is a guide for elected members on their rights to access information held by their authorities. 

There is a legal and practical framework in place for councillors seeking to access information held by their authorities – members’ ability to use this framework to access information is central to effective governance and local democracy. This guide is accompanied by a separate blog which sets out how councillors can use information, once they have accessed it. 

About the Author: Ed Hammond

Ed leads CfGS's work on devolution, transformation and on support to councils and other public bodies on governance and accountability.