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Let local government help build a fairer future

Covid has ripped through some of the poorest places in the UK. Given the opportunity and resources councils can be powerful agents in building back fairer, more sustainable local communities and economies across the country, writes Councillor Eleanor Southwood of Brent Council.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post

More words from a Gen-Z

Ella Henry writes for us about the uncertainty and disruption that the past year has brought to the lives of young people – there are worries for the future of course, but also some optimism and a real desire among the Gen-Zs to drive change.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Blog Post

Electoral workers should get the jab

In a piece originally published in the Municipal Journal, LGIU’s Ingrid Koehler argues for the vaccination of poll workers organising and volunteering at May’s local elections.

England & Wales

A new deal for social care

“Adult social care has been ‘unfinished business’ for what now seems forever”, writes LGIU’s head of briefings, Janet Sillett. This blog addresses the chronic problems that undermine adult social care and discusses how the pandemic represents a pivotal moment for reform.

England & Wales Blog Post

LGIU Fortnightly 2 March: Still unfinished business

The Covid-19 pandemic has been so profound that it can be easy to forget that local government was in crisis long before coronavirus. Partly as a result of a decade of relentless funding cuts, but also because of an absence of strategic direction in nearly all of the areas most important to councils. Hear from…

England & Wales Podcast

Covid-19 community support at Leeds City Council

Hannah Bithell, joint winner of the Covid-19 Hero category at the 2020 LGIU & CCLA Cllr Awards and councillor at Leeds City Council tells us more about the work that she has done to help residents during the pandemic.

England & Wales Blog Post

Will May be a missed chance?

Every elector in England should have a vote in May with the elections scheduled for 2021 and those deferred from 2020. In the midst of a pandemic is this wise, safe or fair? Local government certainly has its doubts.

England & Wales Blog Post

LGIU Fortnightly 24 January: Running an election during a pandemic

In this episode focusing on the local elections planned for May, Ingrid Koehler interviews Professor of Politics, Toby James, on the global lessons of running an election in a pandemic. Jonathan Carr-West and Ingrid also discuss new LGIU research on going to the polls in May.

England & Wales Podcast