Taking part in community sport is a great leisure activity but also boosts health and wellbeing and has wider social and economic benefits. What will the policies of the new government mean for local sport and how can councils play a full role?
With all major parties professing devolution of local growth leadership and funding post-election, there are major opportunities for local authorities to build a case for enhanced devolution. This briefing considers what the major parties are saying, and some of the issues any local case should address.
This briefing provides a ‘snap shot’ of where the Conservative Party has got to in the development of their 2015 General Election Manifesto, focusing on policy related to local government. It is the third and final briefing in a series which also covered the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats.
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.
From social care and health to growth and new powers for councils, localism is at the top of the agenda.
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.
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 and head for the seaside – or Manchester and Birmingham…
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 take control but only a third of council seats are…
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 #cdfelection – Cardiff #walelect12 – Walsall #wakeyelections – Wakefield #rdg – Reading #swindonelection – Swindon…
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.