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General Election 2017: Labour manifesto For the Many Not the Few

May 16, 2017

This briefing is one of a series on the general election. It provides a summary of key proposals in Labour’s manifesto. We will also be publishing briefings on the manifestos of the Conservative Party and on the smaller parties, followed by some analysis of the localism proposals across the parties.


Local Elections: The Results

May 9, 2015 by Jonathan Carr-West

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.


Leadership and governance of local growth – pre-general election round up

March 24, 2015

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.


Party conference roundup

October 14, 2014 by Janet Sillett

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.


Public Health at the Labour Fringe

October 1, 2014 by Hannah Blythe

LGiU explores local councils' provision of public health services at our Labour Conference Fringe event.


LGiU at the Labour Party Conference

September 22, 2014 by LGiU

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.


LGiU at the 2013 Party Conferences

August 8, 2013 by Lizzie Greenhalgh

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?

October 18, 2012 by Jonathan Carr-West

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…



Local #hashtags to follow tonight

May 3, 2012 by LGiU

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…


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