England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland Democracy, devolution and governance

Trust: Information, communication and democracy


Can we keep local democracy healthy through a pandemic? Join us for an online seminar looking at trust, communication and information.

During these trying times we face not just a pandemic, but an infodemic. Citizens are faced with a barrage of both public health and political information and misinformation. Join us to discuss how messaging and media can influence trust and healthy democracy at the local level.

Find out about the results of a new survey of councillors on public health misinformation.

Discuss with other leaders and practitioners how we can have clear and informed communications that support democratic discourse.

This work is part of the LGIU’s Post-Covid Councils workstream focusing on Trust and Governance.


Hear from Dr Susan Banducci, Director of Research in the Department of Politics at the University of Exeter, Director of the Exeter Q-Step Centre, and a member of the Centre for Elections, Media and Participation, talk about her new research on media and local trust.

Who should attend?

Officers and elected members who are interested in promoting healthy democratic discourse.