As local government joins the rest of the country in mourning Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Jonathan Carr-West pays tribute to the remarkable and inspirational legacy of public service that she bequeaths to all those involved in civic life.
Central government is barely functioning but, writes Jonathan Carr-West, while Westminster burns local government will of course keep the country running and carry on delivering the services that their communities need and rely on. It was ever thus.
The future of mayors in England – what Bristol’s referendum result means for the future of levelling up and devolution
As results come in thick and fast, relatively little attention has been paid to Bristol voting to scrap their elected mayor. Nonetheless, this is a significant result, writes Jonathan Carr-West.