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State of the locals 2024

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Overview

With a general election looming and the prospect of a change in central government, the next 12 months are expected to be a crucial time in national politics. And with the upcoming local elections in May 2024, the stakes are equally high for political parties to secure their positions in local government. These elections will decide on the governance of essential local services for millions of people in England. On top of this, these elections will be the second set of local elections in England held with mandatory voter identification, making the race even more competitive.

To help you make sense of the upcoming local elections, the LGIU and Ipsos are hosting a virtual panel discussion. The panel will bring together political and local government experts to share their predictions and insights on the contests to watch, public attitudes to local democracy, and the future of local democracy in the UK. The discussion will also reflect on new and exclusive polling by Ipsos/LGIU to examine why this year’s elections really matter.

Key areas of exploration

Join our speakers, including Dr. Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive of LGIU, Cameron Garrett, Senior Political Researcher, Ipsos, Dr. Hannah Bunting, Lecturer in Quantitative British Politics at the University of Exeter, and Dr. Greg Stride, Researcher at LGIU, as they explore the key issues and provide valuable insights and tips for stakeholders from across the local government sector and beyond with an interest in the 2024 local elections and wider local democracy issues.

State of the Locals is your one-stop-shop for local elections resources, and this panel discussion is a must-attend event for anyone looking to stay informed and up-to-date on the latest developments in local politics.

Who should attend

Stakeholders from across the local government sector and beyond with an interest in this year’s local elections and wider local democracy issues.

Speakers include

Dr Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive, LGIU

Cameron Garrett, Senior Political Researcher, Ipsos

Dr Hannah Bunting, Lecturer in Quantitative British Politics, University of Exeter

Dr Greg Stride, Researcher, LGIU




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