Event to address abuse towards elected officials
WORK to end the abuse of elected officials in Scotland is to be highlighted by the president of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (Cosla).
Alison Evison will speak at the Local Government Association conference in Westminster today and explain how safety is being improved north of the Border.
She is to tell the Civility In Public Life event how intimidation and abuse is “fundamentally undermining British democracy” but hopes by tackling this “women and other underrepresented groups feel safe to stand” as councillors.
Evison has written to the Commons Speaker to condemn the use of inflammatory language.