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