Content Type: Leaders


Don’t forget, local government is central to everything

In this article, Dr Helen Paterson, Chief Executive of Northumberland County Council, emphasises how critical local government is to effective placemaking, and an important partner that national government should not overlook.

England & Wales Blog-article

South Tyneside’s cost of living intervention

From Covid-19 to the rising cost of living, local government have been frontline dealing with back-to-back crises. In this article, South Tyneside Council’s Leader, Tracey Dixon, outlines the intervention methods their council and partners are taking to try and help ease the financial struggles facing the most vulnerable in their community.

England & Wales Blog-article

The South Tyneside Pledge: the power of many

Cllr Tracey Dixon, Leader of South Tyneside Council, shares the details of South Tyneside’s Pledge, a new community wealth building project which, at just 18 months old, has already boosted the borough’s economy by £3m. How have they done it? This article takes a look.

England & Wales Blog-article With case study

Is it time for the UK government to fix the broken funding system?

In this think piece, Cllr Ray Morgon, Leader of London Borough of Havering, asks if it’s time to change the local government funding system across England in light of mounting pressure on the sector. He remarks that his own well-run council is now sounding the alarm bells during these testing times and offers some suggested…

England & Wales Blog-article

What if people really participated in local democracy?

As part of our LGIU@40 campaign we are asking fundamental questions about the future of local government. Here LGIU’s chief executive Jonathan Carr-West looks at the integral role of effective participation and how we can improve democratic engagement.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland Blog-article

Could electronic voting drive more effective participation?

As part of our LGIU@40 programme we are asking senior decision makers to ask the challenging questions about how we might do things differently in the next 40 years for local government. Ian Cowie, CEO of the City of Gosnells looks at online voting in this provocation piece.

Australia, Global Blog-article

How chief executives work with councillors

We spoke to council chief executives in Ireland, Scotland and Australia to find out what it takes forge a leadership team with councillors.

Australia, Global, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland Blog-article

Global Local: Local leadership

The central mission of Global Local is to share innovation and information to help communities around the world thrive sustainably and successfully, and as part of this, we are looking to celebrate the local leaders behind this innovation. As part of our Cllr Awards ceremonies taking place in October, we’re asking you to recommend councillors…