Mark Conrad 10 January 2024

LGA calls for powers to withhold councillors' address

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Monitoring officers should be allowed to withhold councillors’ home addresses from public registers to help tackle rising levels of abuse and hate, Smith Square has said.

A Local Government Association (LGA) briefing ahead of a 11 January Parliamentary debate on standards in public life urges ministers to amend the Localism Act 2011 to protect elected politicians.

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Cllr Bridget Smith, leader of South Cambs DC, reflects on the results of the council’s four-day week trial and calls on Labour to back the shorter week.
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