This briefing is one of a series looking at local government across the world and offers an insight into the local government system in Sweden. It includes some of the differences and similarities Sweden has to other European governments.
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Everything is, of course, still dominated by Brexit. The party conferences did provide some idea of what could be in manifestos – so what can we glean from these about how the parties view key issues for local government in Scotland, England and Wales?
This briefing deals with two recent JRF reports on the voting behaviour and priorities of low income voters. Taken together, they vividly illustrate the needs and priorities of people living on low incomes. Low income groups have become more important in recent elections, and political parties are constructing their offers accordingly.