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State of the Locals


This virtual panel hosted by the LGIU and Vuelio will bring together political and local government experts to share their predictions and ones to watch ahead of the 2022 local elections.

The session will also focus on why this years elections really matter (reflecting on new polling analysis from Ipsos) and cover candidates’ experiences on the campaign trail and what councils are up against in delivering these polls in turbulent times.

Date: Thursday, 21 April

Time: 10:00am – 10:45am GMT

State of the Locals is part of your one-stop-shop for local elections resources, the most pertinent local elections resources for you and your teams. Our analysis and coverage covers key election themes including: public trust, covid safety, transparency, personal safety and diversity.



Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive, LGIU

Keiran Pedley, Research Director in Public Affairs, Politics and Society, Ipsos UK

Peter Stanyon, Chief Executive, Association of Electoral Administrators

Allan Faulds, Ballot Box Scotland

Other speakers to be confirmed

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.