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The changing job of running elections

With less than two months until 4th May polls, electoral administrators at over 200 local authorities across England are heads down, preparing for the election timetable to start counting down, writes Peter Stanyon, Chief Executive of the Association of Electoral Administrators.

England & Wales Blog-article

Election fever

There has been so much going on in British politics recently it is easy to forget we are already in the countdown for May’s local elections, writes our Chief Executive, Jonathan Carr-West.

England & Wales Blog-article

NILGA 2023 Annual Conference – Responding to future challenges

Local government is front and centre in Northern Ireland like never before. This article shares the key learning and innovation from NILGA’s 2023 conference, including a recap of highlights from the day. It also provides a look at what’s happening in the shifting and uncertain world of local government right now.

Northern Ireland Blog-article With case study

Running elections: the state of electoral integrity before the 2023 local elections

In this article, Dr. Greg Stride of LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre disseminates the findings of his recent PhD into the health of England’s electoral system. He conducted in-depth interviews with electoral staff at the heart of it all and collated their experiences and views on the current situation and the changes ahead, including the…

England & Wales Blog-article

Book review: Urban Planning for Climate Change by Professor Barbara Norman

This article offers a review of Professor Barbara Norman’s latest book on urban planning for climate change, in particular highlighting how it provides extensive information on the institutional and governance issue surrounding how we address climate change, including specific actions local government can take in their communities.

Global Blog-article