England & Wales

How far will the Localism Act change the role of elected members?


The ‘Localism Act’ touches virtually all areas of local government activity. Councils are still working through the implications of the legislation. How do these major changes play out for elected members?

Alan Waters, Learning and Development Manager at the LGIU and a member of Norwich City Council, looks at the implications for elected members; the political choices they will need to make and the skills and support required for what could be, by the end of the decade, a very different landscape for local government.

Technical Details:

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Alan Waters, Learning and Development Manager, LGiU; Norwich City Councillor

Who should attend?

Councillors and council officers who are interested in how the provisions within the Localism Act will impact on the role of elected members.