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Podcast: What’s new at LGIU – 11 April 2024



In this new episode, co-hosts Simone and Freya discuss all things local elections. Dr Andrew Walker joins them to chat about the release of LGIU’s highly anticipated Ones to Watch guide for elections in England, which highlights some of the biggest battlegrounds to watch out for. Plus, the team chats about the value and importance of participating in local elections and why they matter.

In the news segment, stories of AI tools to help clean up streets, effective anti-pollution programmes and proposed reforms to gag disorderly councillors at meetings.

Some upcoming topics to look out for from LGIU include the modern role of libraries, the behind-the-scenes of running elections and the future of sustainable and affordable housing. And, the must-attend event for all interested in local elections – and democracy as a whole – is our upcoming State of the Locals panel discussion!

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Find out what’s new at LGIU at – the Local Government Information Unit. We are a non-partisan, non-profit organisation for local government and anyone interested in local democracy.


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