Some posts at London Councils are politically restricted, which means that the individuals holding those posts cannot have any active political role. Politically restricted employees are prohibited from:
- standing for office as local councillors, MPs, MEPs, Members of the Welsh Assembly or Members of the Scottish Parliament
- canvassing on behalf of a political party or a person who is, or seeks to be, a candidate
- speaking to the public at large or publishing any written or artistic work that could give the impression that they are advocating support for a political party.
Each local authority is under a duty to maintain a list of those posts which are politically restricted.