Tag: local government

Power to the people?

Duncan Bowie asks what power and what people in a discussion of devolution, spatial equity and socialism

Local government on the brink

Duncan Bowie explains how eight years of an austerity straitjacket has pushed many councils to the verge of collapse. But does Labour have an...

Local change-makers

Bob Littlewood on prospects for Labour councils in the face of continuing austerity

Haringey – the first ‘Corbyn Council’?

Now the dust has settled, it looks like Haringey’s new council in May will have a majority of councillors from the left, with a mountain to climb.

It’s crunch time for local Labour

Tom Miller on holes in the dented shield  Local government is looking increasingly threadbare in the face of austerity. The trend adopted by ‘localist’ Conservatives has been to cut and...