Publications

We have an extensive catalogue of publications - research reports, long read articles, toolkits and best practice guidelines - that stem from our work with our member councils and other collaborations. Most publications are free to read and download as PDFs but you do need to be logged in to the website. Please sign in or set up an account if you don't already have one (this is free of charge). A few publications are for members only.

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Guide to election communications 2022

Every election represents aspiration and choice, but this year perhaps more than ever we need to celebrate democracy. Our communications guide focuses on some easy steps that councils can take during this election period and some ideas to develop for future elections. Read the guide.

England & Wales, Scotland

LGIU and Vuelio 2022 Elections Bulletin – 28 April

The big day is so very close. As we count down the final seven days to polling day, check out the next instalment of your exclusive elections bulletin with all the latest commentary and analysis ahead of the 2022 local elections.

England & Wales, Scotland

LGIU and Vuelio 2022 Elections Bulletin – 21 April

The clock is ticking with three weeks to go until polling day! Here is the next instalment of our joint elections bulletin with Vuelio – catch all the latest updates and top news stories right here.

England & Wales, Scotland

LGIU and Vuelio 2022 Elections Bulletin – 21 April

The clock is ticking with three weeks to go until polling day! Here is the next instalment of our joint elections bulletin with Vuelio – catch all the latest updates and top news stories right here.

England & Wales, Scotland

Leaving a Kingdom – How fared local government?

As we enter 2022, the sovereign State of Ireland is marking a ‘decade of centenaries’. This publication reviews the achievements of the nation to have gained such a highly-valued international standing over the last 100 years, while also contemplating the progress that must still be made.

Global, Ireland

LGIU and Vuelio 2022 Elections Bulletin – 14 April

The clock is ticking with three weeks to go until polling day! Here is the next instalment of our joint elections bulletin with Vuelio – catch all the latest updates and top news stories right here.

England & Wales, Scotland

LGIU and Vuelio 2022 Elections Bulletin – 12 May

After months of anticipation, another set of local elections are done and dusted. Our final joint bulletin with Vuelio explores the implication of the results across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland; the top stories of the last week; and what it takes to be an effective councillor. 

England & Wales, Scotland

LGIU and Vuelio 2022 Elections Bulletin – 7 April

With four weeks to go until polling day, we have launched our first joint elections bulletin with Vuelio to give you all the latest updates, including the ones to watch out for on the big day.

England & Wales, Scotland