Two years’ worth of elections. 143 councils. 13 mayors. What’s at stake and what’s up for grabs in May 2021? This long read looks at the hot elections across England.
Collection: Young people and their futures
A system wide analysis of local government finance in Italy
Collection: Food, agriculture and rural communities
Local elections matter and how we talk about them matters. Effective communications can build enthusiasm for local democracy and this communications guide focuses on some easy steps that councils can take during the election period.
This collection showcases a range of LGIU content covering local government and community experience during and post pandemic. On this page, you’ll find everything from content on Covid’s impact on health, the economy, and minority communities, to resources on post-Covid cities and local governments’ critical role during the pandemic.
Local government has been financially under resourced and the policy agenda has underserved in key areas of service, democracy and community. This latest pillar in our Post-Covid Councils project sets out a blueprint for the thinking we need to generate some vital momentum around these pieces of Unfinished Business.
In a comprehensive survey of council leaders, chief executives and heads of democratic services told us that we must delay local elections to the Autumn and we must do it now.
In this essay we look at the results from a new LGIU survey on perceptions of misinformation, and explore: how trust is under threat, the link between trust and an effective pandemic response, how jurisdictional disputes and misinformation undermine trust and how we can shore up trust for local recovery.
It’s European Local Democracy Week and even as we celebrate the amazing contributions elected members have had on their communities as we publish our Cllr Awards shortlist, it’s also a time to reflect on the impact Covid-19 has had on democracy and on voting and what we need to do to make sure that our…
This guide written by LGIU associate trainer Miranda Smythe offers an introduction to mental health disorders, laws and people’s rights and tips for supporting and communicating with a person who has a mental health diagnosis.
Home working is now compulsory for many people. LGIU associate Keith Crampton offers some pointers for managing teams remotely during the Covid-19 crisis.