Mike Burton has two questions. Will Boris bring some of his trusted former local government leaders to No 10 to give the support that proved so successful when he was Mayor? Will he, once elected by his Brexiteer party, swing back to the old Boris?
June 12, 2019
Chair of the Committee on Standards in Public Life Lord Jonathan Evans says Artificial Intelligence can revolutionise local government – but it must do so in line with standards that the public expect.
June 17, 2019
Unison has launched a campaign this week to celebrate the work of council staff. General secretary Dave Prentis explains why.
June 14, 2019
Leader of South Tyneside Council Iain Malcolm says free meals will be provided across the borough for three days during the middle weeks of the school summer holidays.
June 17, 2019
Last week Manchester Combined Authority backed by local public and private sector leaders agreed England’s second local industrial strategy (LIS). Adam Cunnington says local government is central to this process
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