Delegates upbeat despite central-local deep freeze

By Michael Burton | 12 July 2017
  • Michael Burton

Michael Burton casts a personal view on the major highlights of last week’s LGA conference

The last three Local Government Association conferences have each been dominated by a major theme, unforeseen when the agendas were planned previously.

In 2015 delegates met in the weeks after the General Election, when the sector was delighted with the appointment of Greg Clark as new communities secretary, and talk was of whether Labour would take ten or 20 years to return to power. In the main conference hotel bars the new ministerial team stayed up late deliberately networking with delegates.

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