England & Wales Communities and society, Democracy, devolution and governance

LGiU Fortnightly 21st September: Trust in (local) politics


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What does it mean to ‘trust’ political institutions? And how can local government play its part in raising the level of political discourse?

As part of our Public Trust Lab project, we focus on issues of transparency, accountability and democratic processes in this week’s episode. We bring you highlights from our recent roundtable on trust as well as some recent briefings on the DCMS Civil Society Strategy, proposed new electoral laws on social media and the accountability issues raised by the Carillion collapse.

Plus our regular roundup of news from the past two weeks including Sadiq Khan’s new knife crime unit, tackling county lines gangs and some lighter stories involving ravens and wheelie bins in our ‘And Finally’ section.

Hosted by Jen Glover and Jonathan Carr-West.

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LGiU Fortnightly is our new podcast, bringing you the latest news from the world of local government. We update you on the key events from the past fortnight, as well as news from us and our members, so you’re always in the loop. We’re always looking for more ways to bring you the information you need in a way that works around your busy schedule – let us know what you think by tweeting us @LGiU