News Type: Blog Post


Innovation in action: Wallyford Learning Campus

This article explores East Lothian Council’s Wallyford Learning Campus – a modern multi-purpose community space balancing state-of-the-art facilities with inspiration from the area’s natural environment. This case study unpacks the design, funding, features and community reception of the project, providing guidance for future developments by other councils.

Scotland Blog-article With case study

Where are this year’s local elections happening in England?

In the biggest year of elections on record, local elections in England have been labelled as ‘quiet’ – which seems quite contradictory because every single eligible person in the country has the opportunity to vote on May 2nd. Find out more here.

England & Wales Blog-article

What is a Combined Authority?

Local government structure in England is a bit like an onion, with many layers, one of which is the combined authority. Want to know what a combined authority does and how many there are? Find out the answers.

England & Wales Blog-article

What is the London Assembly?

Operating since 2000, but what does the London Assembly do? And what authority does it hold? Find out here as part of LGIU’s resources and support for local elections.

England & Wales Blog-article

What is a Police and Crime Commissioner?

Are you wondering what a Police and Crime Commissioner does or where the PCC elections are being held this year? We’ve got the answers for you here as part of LGIU’s local election resources and support.

England & Wales Blog-article

What happens at an election count?

Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes at an election count? In four simple steps, this blog summarises exactly how elections are held and the fundamental practice behind each election count which guarantees our democratic system’s integrity.

England & Wales Blog-article

What is the point of local elections?

‘Why do local elections matter?’ is a question that comes up too often. Despite being an integral part of democracy, it’s not always clear exactly what your vote in a local election helps determine for you and your community. At LGIU, we’re here to add clarity as part of our local election support and coverage.

England & Wales Blog-article