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Local Growth according to Pickles

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The Rt. Hon. Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, yesterday addressed the All Party Parliamentary Group on Local Government on the issue of economic growth.

The future of mayoral governance and implications for city leadership

This blog is based on a LGiU member briefing by David Marlow. Click here for more information about LGiU membership. In the aftermath of local elections and mayoral referendums on May 2012, there is a need to take stock of future …

Urban autonomy? ‘City deals’ and elected mayors – part 2

Part 2: How much new power is being devolved and what strings are attached? This is part of two of this post on city deals and elected mayors. The first post can be found here. In many ways the ‘city …

Urban autonomy? ‘City deals’ and elected mayors

Part 1: City-regions and Local Enterprise Partnerships Liverpool’s city deal highlights some important questions about how cities’ potential new freedoms will fit with the wider role of cities within a region, including their role in providing jobs to a wider Travel …

The year local government takes charge

This article was first published by Total Politics. This year, many of the coalition’s localist policies come into effect. What will this mean for how we see local politics? 2012 looks like being a big year for local politics. Strangely, this may …

Super Thursday and elected mayors

Patrick Wintour reports on the Greg Clark’s plans to hold mayoral and police commissioner elections on the same day – Thursday 15 November, now being called ‘Super Thursday’. The government’s tactics in bringing forward elections to November seem designed to generate some …

DCLG Q&A: today at 14.30

  Here are the oral questions tabled to the Communities and Local Government Secretary below. The Question session will take place on today (Monday 5 December) at 14:30 and can be watched through Parliament TV   Oral Questions to the Secretary …

October’s edition of c’llr magazine

October’s edition of c’llr magazine is out and is available to download for free. The special feature in the edition is on children’s services and includes an interview with Children’s Minister, Tim Loughton. c’llr also includes; – Hazel Blears on …

Government drops ‘Shadow Mayor’ plans

As Jonathan pointed out in TotalPolitics today, the Localism Bill is currently going through the House of Lords.  Proposals for elected Mayors to be created in the 11 largest cities outside London (excluding Leicester, which has an elected Mayor) are …

The week ahead in local government

A quick look ahead to key events happening in local government this week