With women’s representation in the council chamber flatlining at 30 per cent over the last 20 years, International Women’s Day is an apt time to ask why, writes Jennifer Glover.
If you missed them why not catch up on our long reads: more indepth than a blog post but still a one-sitting read, we look at subjects from flooding to local taxation and a whole lot more in between.
Kirklees Council are hosting “The Voice of the Councillor”; Diane Sims explains. Kirklees are hosting this free event as an opportunity to discover, debate and learn about what councillors are doing nationwide to develop their roles and be catalysts for change in their communities. You’re welcome to come along to hear the findings of recent research, […]
Notwestminster, the annual event for local democracy enthusiasts, is back for its fourth incarnation, “We are Generation D”, on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th February 2018.
We will be delivering three major local authority-led projects in 2018 that will provide a voice for the sector and move the dial on some of the most urgent issues within local government – homelessness, finance and public trust. We will work with a wide range of council representatives to challenge central government’s record on […]
Eamonn Boylan, Chief Executive of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, tells us about his first six months in the post, the challenges and the lessons learned. Six months is a relatively short time in terms of institutions like the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and the Mayoralty of Greater Manchester. So to give an initial […]
Councils are in policy limbo. With Whitehall and Westminster fully absorbed by the unfolding drama of Brexit, and local government policy narrowed to dealing with the consequences of the Grenfell tragedy, little bandwidth remains for addressing more strategic issues. The LGiU is launching a series of essays, in which we will explore the main challenges facing local authorities and identify some solutions for moving forward.
Councillor Warren Whyte is Cabinet Member for Children's Services at Buckinghamshire County Council. In this post he talks about getting to grips with a new portfolio.
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.
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.