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Local elections 2014: The 5 key questions

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With local elections almost upon us it’s hard not to be drawn into speculation about the results. Rather than offering predictive hostages to fortune, however, we think it’s more helpful to try and draw out some of the key questions …

Local elections 2014: Help us tell the story

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The LGiU and our guest contributors will be live blogging during the 2014 Local Elections on 22 May and throughout the counts the next day. Sign up to become a Count Correspondent and help us tell the story or register for our email alerts.

Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration

* The Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill introduces a register of lobbyists, limits election campaign spending by third parties and regulates trade union membership
* This briefing summarises the Bill’s key provisions, its critics’ main concerns and its progress through Parliament.
* The Bill has implications for local (and national) politicians, political parties and campaign groups, for local returning officers and for trade unions.

Preparing the public for individual electoral registration

In recent weeks Electoral Registration Officers have been overwhelmed with regulations, guidance and advice in the lead-up to Individual Voter Registration. This briefing concentrates on preparing the public for the change. It is intended to familiarise elected members, and officers with corporate community and communications responsibilities, with the broad framework.

2013 local elections: final thoughts & reflections

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As the local elections draw to a close, LGiU and our guest panel offer some reflections.

LGiU live coverage of the Local Elections 2013

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The LGiU and our guest contributors will be live blogging during the 2013 Local Elections on 2 May and throughout the counts the next day.

2013 local elections & the five key questions

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There’s just a week to go until the 2013 local elections. May 2nd 2013 will see elections in all the county councils, plus seven unitary authorities and one Welsh unitary authority.   Interest in local elections tends to see them …

Why social media will solve the problem of local voter apathy

As part of their Democracy Week, the Guardian’s Local Government Network asked me to write about how social media can and is impacting on local democracy. Below is a copy of their edited version. In this year’s local elections only …

End of day briefing. How the local government landscape has changed

The last 36 hours at the LGiU have been dominated by coverage of the local elections and mayoral elections. There are only a few more councils left to declare results. As things stand at 16:30, the scene across the country looks …

Predicting the 50 councils to watch: how Andy’s predictions are playing out

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 …