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LGIU Statement – One week until the locals

LGIU Statement – One week until the locals

 Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive, LGIU said:

“With a week to go until local elections, there’s a lot of talk about what they will tell us about Westminster politics, especially in light of the controversies of recent days.

We should not forget, however, that next Thursday’s elections are not just a judgement on national political parties but are about electing the councillors who will make the important decisions about the way in which communities around the country recover from the pandemic.

Communities are more important than curtains and we would urge people to consider local needs and aspirations as well as national politics as they cast their vote.”




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