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Party conference roundup

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The devolution question following the Scottish referendum was debated widely at each conference, particularly in the fringes, and the fallout from the Scottish referendum for local areas is still a hot topic among localists and some political commentators.

LGiU at the Conservative Party Conference

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From social care and health to growth and new powers for councils, localism is at the top of the agenda.

LGiU at the 2013 Party Conferences

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Every year, the LGiU hosts a range of popular fringes at each of the three main party conferences, as well as a local government dinner. Find out more about our fringe programme here.

What did the party conference season tell us about local government?

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This article was first published by the Guardian Local Government Network. It’s a distinct moment in the political calendar. As summer holidays become a distant memory and the weather takes an autumnal turn, thousands of activists break out their lanyards …

Predicting the 50 councils to watch: how Andy’s predictions are playing out

Derby:  A key battleground for all three main parties, the Conservatives (16 seats) and Lib Dems (12 seats) run the council in coalition but Labour is the largest party (22 seats). Labour will be targetting gains of 4 seats to …

Local #hashtags to follow tonight

As well as #le12 , there are lots of other hashtags being used today, which link to other local elections. These include: #monelection2012 – Monmouthshire #bwdvote2012  – Blackburn with Darwen #Swindonelection – Swindon #brumvotes12 – Birmingham #liverpoolvotes  – Liverpool #HullVotes – Hull #ccs12 – Swansea …

Local Elections 2012: Expected declaration times

Below is a list of when we expect councils to declare their local election results. Information has been gathered through an LGiU survey, with additional data from the Press Association.

These elections will be told through local voices

Council elections are too often reported through the prism of national party politics with contests  being cast as tests for party leaders.   Undoubtedly the elections that take place on Thursday in 181 authorities – as well as the three mayoral …

Local Election 2012: how we’re covering the results

On Thursday 3 May, 181 councils will be holding local elections, as well as 10 mayoral referendums and mayoral elections in London, Salford and Liverpool. This year, LGiU aims to be the definitive source for local insight and information on …

Local elections 2012: expected declaration times and live reporting

On Thursday 3 May, 181 councils will be holding local elections, as well as 10 mayoral referendums and the election in London. LGiU will be producing comprehensive coverage and local government insight during the day, and into 4 May as well. Further …