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We need you to help open elections

April 8, 2016 by Ingrid Koehler

We are very pleased to announce that the LGiU and Democracy Club project Out for the Count has received support from the Open Data Institute.  Out for the Count is going to deliver the first open data set of local elections return data as soon as possible after 5 May…


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Communicating elections: lessons from the LGiU experience

February 17, 2016 by Ingrid Koehler

We have been covering the local elections for a number of years, writes Ingrid Koehler. We’re almost always the fastest with results from each and every council, we’re comprehensive, and I like to think that as a local government membership organisation we provide the best insight to what’s happening on the…


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Welcome to the town hall

May 19, 2015 by LGiU

A raft of newly elected councillors are settling in at town halls up and down the country, writes the LGiU's learning and development manager Alan Waters.


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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.


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#le2015 live blog: help us cover the other election

April 28, 2015 by Ingrid Koehler

Live Blog LE2015 – The Other Election   Live results map While the pundits are busy covering the general election, we’re getting excited about the other election. So much so, that we’re live blogging the run up to the voting and the counting. We’re covering the local elections with the…


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Help us cover the local elections

April 8, 2015 by Ingrid Koehler

On 7 May, voters all over the country will tick the box next to the name of the person who will make decisions about their local parks, the education of their kids, how they get back and forth to work and the social care of their parents.  And there are general…


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Local elections 2014: The 5 key questions

May 1, 2014 by Jonathan Carr-West

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 into which these elections might give us insight   1)…


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Local elections 2014: Help us tell the story

April 23, 2014 by Lizzie Greenhalgh

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

September 26, 2013

* 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…


Preparing the public for individual electoral registration

August 7, 2013

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.


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