Managing the Relationship Between a Local Authority's Elected Members and its Chief Executive

July 2002, ISBN 0 477 02891 8.

In this report we use the following terms with the meaning shown:

  • council means the governing body of a local authority (i.e. the elected members in their collective, corporate form)
  • elected member means an individual elected to be a member of a council
  • recruitment means finding and appointing someone.