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All in a day’s work…Abi Brown, Stoke on Trent Council

September 29, 2017 by LGiU

Councillor Abi Brown is deputy leader of Stoke-on-Trent Council and leader of the Conservative Group. Here she talks about the challenges of juggling her council role with the demands of family life.

Brighton Policy Café

September 28, 2017 by Charlotte Maddix

At LGiU we’re keen to have more – and better – conversations with our members. As part of this, we’re holding a series of short, lunchtime events (Policy Cafés) around the country. Our latest event took place in Brighton, Charlotte Maddix summarises the debate.

Viewpoint: London Ventures

September 20, 2017 by LGiU

London Ventures is a partnership between London Councils, the umbrella body for London local government, and EY, overseen and sponsored by the Capital Ambition Board.

Councils and their role in local growth

September 7, 2017 by Jennifer Glover

Stimulating local economic growth is no small task as those with this remit in local authorities well know, writes Jennifer Glover.

All in a day’s work…Councillor John Harbour, Burnley Borough Council

August 29, 2017 by Jane Sankarayya

We are running a short series of posts from councillors around the country about different aspects of the role. Some will be talking about the daily details of what being an elected member entails for them; others have written about a specific cause or issue that being on the council…