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Housing: pre-general election special

April 7, 2015

Housing has risen up the political agenda since the 2010 general election. We look here at what we know so far about the housing proposals of the UK wide parties before their manifestos are published.


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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.


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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.


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Liberal Democrats – policy development in the lead up to 2015 General Election

August 6, 2014

his is the second in a series of briefings on the policy development being carried out by the main Westminster political parties ahead of the 2015 General Election. It provides a ‘snap shot’ of where the Liberal Democrats have got to, focusing on issues which directly affect local government. So…


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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.


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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…


Local Elections 2012: Expected declaration times

May 2, 2012 by LGiU

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

May 2, 2012 by Andy Sawford

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 battles in London, Liverpool and Salford – are influenced by…


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