The hurried announcement of the Stronger Towns Fund was rightly recognised as a blatant attempt to buy the votes of Labour MPs representing the many forgotten parts of the UK that voted Leave.
I became Chair of the LGA’s Fire Services Management Committee in September 2017.
The air quality crisis that is gripping our country, the fate of our struggling high streets and the major inequalities that many
of our communities suffer in health care, housing and job opportunities are just some of the things we discussed at our recent spring conference in York.
Many first readers will have participated in events to mark International Women’s Day in March.
This month’s LGA Labour Local Government Conference saw Labour councillors from across England and Wales come together in Warwick.
We soon enter purdah and then the planned group elections, so I wanted to thank you and wish you luck if you are standing locally in May.
Bus services, if you can call them that, are in crisis across the country.
There is no doubt that the Government’s consultations on business rates retention and fair funding, alongside the impending Spending Review, present much-needed opportunities to review and reform local government funding.
The eyes of the nation have been fixed on Parliament, as it debated, voted on, and ultimately rejected the flawed Brexit deal presented by Prime Minister Theresa May.
The once faithful party whip lies in tatters. The Conservatives called the EU referendum, called a General Election, lost their majority, and brought back from Michel Barnier, the EU’s Chief Negotiator, a Brexit deal so damaging that members won’t vote for it.