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LGIU Fortnightly: County devolution and Buckinghamshire leader Martin Tett

In this episode, Ingrid Koehler speaks with Cllr Martin Tett, leader of the new unitary Buckinghamshire Council, about the process of local government reorganisation and leading a newly-formed council through the pandemic. Jonathan Carr-West and Ingrid also discuss the latest LGIU and local government news as well as local government portmanteaus and neologisms.

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A new settlement and new research centre

Dr Andrew Walker and Ingrid Koehler look at wellbeing and place and discuss the launch of LGIU’s new research centre bridging academic rigour and practical local government experience. Features highlights from the launch of the centre.

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LGIU Fortnightly: History, Democracy and Place

Ingrid Koehler and Jonathan Carr-West catch up on the latest from the elections, the Local Democracy Research Centre and a fascinating chat with Dr Matthew Potter who discusses the importance of history to place.

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Election eve: how does the BBC cover the locals?

In this podcast, Jonathan Carr-West interviews the BBC’s Tim Burke – the man who covers elections – about how the locals will be covered and what people think about them. Jonathan and Ingrid also address the election essentials and highlight the support LGIU will be giving to new councillors post election.

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LGIU Fortnightly: Making a safe election

Local elections are only a bit over a week away. Jonathan Carr-West and Ingrid Koehler talk to Kate Grigg of CfGS about combined authority mayors and what she’s expecting from her very first stint volunteering at the polls and Peter Stanyon, Chief Exec of AEA about how this elections are different this year, how they’re…

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LGIU Fortnightly: The multi-democratic council

This edition looks at ways that local government can blend representative and participative democracy. Interviews with Deputy Leader of Oxford City Council Tom Hayes and LGIU Associate Kerry Ferguson, with a sneak peak at local elections offerings.

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LGIU Fortnightly 2 March: Still unfinished business

The Covid-19 pandemic has been so profound that it can be easy to forget that local government was in crisis long before coronavirus. Partly as a result of a decade of relentless funding cuts, but also because of an absence of strategic direction in nearly all of the areas most important to councils. Hear from…

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LGIU Fortnightly 15 February: Sustainability, growth and regulation

In this week’s episode, Ingrid Koehler and Jonathan Carr-West provide an overview of LGIU’s recent work, including our new 20-minute neighbourhoods bundle which outlines the benefits of accessible cities and signposts ideas that can feed into recovery from Covid-19 by building stronger and more resilient communities.

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LGIU Fortnightly 24 January: Running an election during a pandemic

In this episode focusing on the local elections planned for May, Ingrid Koehler interviews Professor of Politics, Toby James, on the global lessons of running an election in a pandemic. Jonathan Carr-West and Ingrid also discuss new LGIU research on going to the polls in May.

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