The General Election result will have been a lot less surprising to anyone who’s been following local government elections over the last couple of years.
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.
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 explores local councils' provision of public health services at our Labour Conference Fringe event.
Post referendum, pre-general election - localism will be a hot topic at the party conferences. Find out what LGiU is doing at the Labour Party Conference.
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.