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#le2015 live map

May 7, 2015 by Charlotte Maddix

As the results of this year’s local elections roll in from the early hours of Friday morning through to Saturday afternoon, we’ll be updating the map to show the new political landscape of English local government. Check out our live coverage here.


Political Power Play – The leading faces of local government

May 5, 2015 by Hannah Blythe

In the run to the Local Elections, we're asking, who are the leading figures of local government? Who's changing the way are services are delivered? We've identified the David Cameron, Ed Miliband, George Osborne and Nick Clegg of local government...


Why can’t we have an IFS government?

May 1, 2015 by Janet Sillett

Wouldn't it be refreshing, wonders Janet Sillett, if we could have a government that made decisions based on reliable figures that were grounded in economic reality and not plucked out of thin air?




#le2015 live blog: help us cover the other election

April 28, 2015 by Ingrid Koehler

Live Blog LE2015 – The Other Election   Live results map While the pundits are busy covering the general election, we’re getting excited about the other election. So much so, that we’re live blogging the run up to the voting and the counting. We’re covering the local elections with the…


Election viewpoint: the General Election and the future of local government

April 28, 2015 by LGiU

The sacred cow of the General Election has been the NHS, with parties falling over each other to make bigger and brasher promises. Guest contributor and LGiU count correspondent Rob Foster wonders what the fate of other public services will be after May 7 and urges local government to make…


The Other Election

April 24, 2015 by Hannah Blythe

The General Election isn't the only vote taking place in May. No fewer than 279 English councils are holding elections this year and we're providing comprehensive coverage of #LE2015.




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