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GE17 lite #1

May 18, 2017 by LGiU

Not long now! Over the next three weeks we are going to do the occasional roundup on the blog of what’s going on in election world with links to more indepth coverage in our members’ only policy briefings and other LGiU material.


Viewpoint: Run together

May 16, 2017 by LGiU

Carol Grant finds lessons in the Parkrun story about the value of investing time and effort into collaborative relationships and the success that can be achieved when different partners focus on working well together.



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The Local Government Finance Bill has fallen – what now?

May 8, 2017 by Jennifer Glover

The announcement of the snap general election threw Parliament into chaos, and one of the casualties was the Local Government Finance Bill, which was making its way through the House of Commons. Where does this leave local government? asks Jennifer Glover. The Local Government Bill has now fallen, meaning it…


Out for the Count: local elections results

May 3, 2017 by Ingrid Koehler

Following the local elections we have now, with the MJ, published our annual Map of Political Control which all subscribers to the MJ will have received. You can download a PDF of the map – MJ/LGiU Map of Political Control Our live Out for the Count local elections results coverage is…



The unsung heroes of democracy are at it again!

May 2, 2017 by Ingrid Koehler

Peter Stanyon, the Deputy Chief Executive of the Association of Electoral Administrators (AEA), asks you to spare a thought for all those who work behind the scenes to bring us the mechanics of democracy.   A year ago, I wrote a blog for Out for the Count that paid tribute…


A local alternative to unpaid internships

April 26, 2017 by Roshni Mistry

For young people up and down the country, finding full time, permanent paid work is really tough. What many school leavers and graduates now face is being academically qualified for jobs but lacking the real work experience which many employers require as a minimum, writes Roshni Mistry.


Start of the Possible

April 21, 2017 by Ingrid Koehler

Today we publish Start of the Possible a report from Camden councillor and Lead Member for Finance, Technology and Growth Theo Blackwell – it is based on the findings of a survey of over 800 councillors, believed to be the first to examine the attitudes and perceptions of councillors to…


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