What is the role of the local councillor?

In this lesson, we will define the role of the local councillor and consider what skills and qualities you would like to see in your ideal local representative.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Some parts of the UK have both a county council and either district, borough or city councils. What is this called?

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Q2.Which services do local councils not provide?

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Q3.Which is the best description of Business Rates?

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Q4.Expenditure is best described as...

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Q5.Which is the best definition of a council's budget?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Some parts of the UK have both a county council and either district, borough or city councils. What is this called?

1/5

Q2.Which services do local councils not provide?

2/5

Q3.Which is the best description of Business Rates?

3/5

Q4.Expenditure is best described as...

4/5

Q5.Which is the best definition of a council's budget?

5/5

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Quiz:

What is the role of the local councillor?

Assess what you learnt in your lesson today by completing the quiz below. Don't forget to click 'get your score' at the end. Good luck!

Q1.True or false? Local councillors sit in Parliament.

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Q2.Which one of these is NOT a role of a local councillor?

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Q3.True or false? Local councillors attend committee meetings, which make decisions about a local area or look into an issue.

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Q4.True or false? An allowance is the small amount of money given to local councillors to carry out their role.

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Q5.Which definition best describes a council officer?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

What is the role of the local councillor?

Assess what you learnt in your lesson today by completing the quiz below. Don't forget to click 'get your score' at the end. Good luck!

Q1.True or false? Local councillors sit in Parliament.

1/5

Q2.Which one of these is NOT a role of a local councillor?

2/5

Q3.True or false? Local councillors attend committee meetings, which make decisions about a local area or look into an issue.

3/5

Q4.True or false? An allowance is the small amount of money given to local councillors to carry out their role.

4/5

Q5.Which definition best describes a council officer?

5/5

Lesson summary: What is the role of the local councillor?

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