Research is an important tool for assisting all Elected Members with their work as community representatives and their engagement in the democratic process. As a Council we support Members with research requests to assist them with their work with constituents, scrutinise legislation, develop policy, undertake any roles they may be asked to do on behalf of the council and undertake effective overview and scrutiny. Research can provide statistical data, historical information, charts, policy and background material on a requested topic.
We encourage all Elected Members to submit a wide range of research requests and we believe the outcomes of any research should be shared equitably, with all Elected Members and the public. Please note below some examples of research reports previously requested by Elected Members:
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