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Public Health at the Labour Fringe

October 1, 2014 by Hannah Blythe

LGiU explores local councils' provision of public health services at our Labour Conference Fringe event.

LGiU at the Labour Party Conference

September 22, 2014 by LGiU

Post referendum, pre-general election - localism will be a hot topic at the party conferences. Find out what LGiU is doing at the Labour Party Conference.

We need real localism, not technocratic tinkering

September 19, 2014 by LGiU

Jonathan Carr-West, LGiU Chief Executive, responds to the result of the Scottish independence referendum: Scotland’s decision to stay in the Union and the additional devolution it has been promised will see a renewed focus on local governance in the rest of the UK. People will ask themselves why it is appropriate…

Barker Commission: A threat to social care?

September 5, 2014 by Ingrid Koehler

Yesterday the Barker Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care was launched at the King’s Fund.  I can only commend the commissioners’ willingness to tackle some really tough issues. We know that care is in a perilous state. We know that many people in desperate situations aren’t getting…

Can you top Maputo? #townhalliday competition extension

September 5, 2014 by LGiU

Yes, today was  the deadline for our #townhalliday snaps, but we have decided to extend the deadline given the surge of late interest.  You now have until close of day 19 September to send in your town hall  holiday photo or a glamourous muncipelfie (yes, that’s a selfie taken in…

Devo-max for England?

September 3, 2014 by Janet Sillett

The Scottish independence referendum has created a debate around a more devolved UK regardless of the result

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