Launched in 2020, the Scotland Loves Local campaign has encouraged people to support their local town centres out of loyalty and community solidarity. Phil Prentice, Chief Officer at Scotland’s Towns Partnership, tells us about the latest initiative: a government-funded ‘Scotland Loves Local’ gift card.
Election eve: how does the BBC cover the locals?
Are we looking locally?
“But who’s in control?” Navigating England’s patchy local elections data
In this podcast, Jonathan Carr-West interviews the BBC’s Tim Burke – the man who covers elections – about how the locals will be covered and what people think about them. Jonathan and Ingrid also address the election essentials and highlight the support LGIU will be giving to new councillors post election.
Which councils are in ‘No Overall Control’ as we head into the May local elections? What does NOC mean and what does that mean in terms of practical governance?
In a bumper year for local elections in England, LGIU’s Lucy Zhu reports on their work compiling local elections data for our Ones to Watch guide – never an easy task but, despite the unique challenges of 2021, there are signs of improved transparency.
Once again the local elections are being viewed as a national opinion poll by many, writes Janet Sillett. But while Covid, its impact and the recovery are the dominant themes across all tiers of government, the importance of local solutions must not be ignored.
Local elections are only a bit over a week away. Jonathan Carr-West and Ingrid Koehler talk to Kate Grigg of CfGS about combined authority mayors and what she’s expecting from her very first stint volunteering at the polls and Peter Stanyon, Chief Exec of AEA about how this elections are different this year, how they’re…
Peter Stanyon, Chief Executive of the Association of Electoral Administrators, tells us how elections will be different this year, all the ways they’ll be the same and why they’re really like a well-organised party.
This May millions of people will have a chance to choose a new combined authority mayor for their area. Since Greater Manchester became the first combined authority in back in 2011 more have steadily been established across the country. A decade on and we now have ten combined authorities – but what exactly are they?…
Fathers Network Scotland recently released the results of their 2021 Dads’ Survey, which explores how fathers and families have been impacted by the pandemic. The overwhelming feedback this year shows that dads have felt the strain of being pulled in all directions.