England & Wales Democracy, devolution and governance

We’re off to Stockport


The Localism Bill is the government’s flagship piece of legislation. It includes measures that will give councils a new Power of General Competence, establish new rights for communities to bid to run services, and revolutionise the planning system.

The LGiU and Stockport MBC are hosting this event for councils to debate and share learning about the Localism Bill and prepare for their new responsibilities. Speakers include leading figures from local and central government, the voluntary sector and academia.

Full speakers list

Andrew Stunell MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, DCLG

Cllr Dave Goddard, Leader, Stockport MBC

Gareth Bradford, Planning Directorate, DCLG

Dr Jonathan Carr-West, Director, LGiU

Amanda Bickerton, Executive Committee, North West Community Activists Network

Nicholas Dobson, Senior Consultant, Pannone LLP

Angela Green, Chief Officer, Wirral Council for Voluntary Service

Iain Jenkinson, Director, Planning Development & Regeneration, GVA

Barry Khan, Solicitor, Stockport MBC

Hilary Kitchin, Associate, LGiU

John Knight, North West Regional Chair, Royal Town Planning Institute

Richard Turner, former Executive Member for Housing and Planning Policy, Eden District Council

For any further information or press queries please contact Rob Dale on 07854 138 517 or on rob.dale@lgiu.org