Local democracy

Queen's Speech 19: Voter ID requirement at elections to be rolled out

14/10/2019

The Queen’s Speech has set out the Government’s plans to require voters to show photographic ID at polling stations.

Plans for voter ID bill branded 'dangerous and undemocratic'

13/10/2019

Plans to introduce voter ID across the whole country have been branded ‘dangerous, misguided and undemocratic’ by the Electoral Reform Society (ERS).

It’s time to reboot localism, says think tank

23/09/2019

Local authorities should formally commit to including the neighbourhood in all decision making processes, says Centre for London.

'Cracks' starting to show in electoral system

16/09/2019

Election administrators have warned of ‘cracks’ beginning to show in the electoral system with the prospect of another poll on the horizon.

NILGA: Give councils the power to change Northern Ireland

11/02/2019

The Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA) has called for the role of councils to be formally reviewed and strengthened after the elections in May, giving greater decision making powers to local people and places.

Christchurch reorganisation challenge defeated

07/08/2018

Christchurch BC may launch an appeal after a High Court judge today refused its challenge to local government reorganisation plans.

Brokenshire considering new devolution models

10/07/2018

James Brokenshire is considering new models of devolution as he seeks to extend further powers to local areas, the communities secretary has insisted.

Welsh Government in new push for larger councils

20/03/2018

Local government in Wales is facing a radical overhaul, with ministers consulting on plans to create ‘larger, stronger councils’.

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Redefining what good looks like

Impower’s annual top 10 list is a celebration of strong council performance, and as Jon Ainger explains, many local authorities have stepped up to the challenge.
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