Briefing: Election Time 2018: issues for local authorities

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
March 20, 2018
Hilary Kitchin LGiU associate
Issues Covered
  • democracy
  • elections 2018
  • intimidation in public life
  • local authority publicity
  • local elections
  • Social media
  • ward councillor
Crime, policing and community safety, Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance, Social media and digital technology
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