Tag Archives: Local Government

Local Government and the May 2016 Holyrood Election

By Professor James Mitchell Summary This briefing assesses the likely role of local government in the May elections for the Scottish Parliament. There are few areas of public policy under Holyrood’s remit that do not have local government implications, but … Continue reading

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Merseyside follows Manchester, sort of

By Daniel Kenealy @DanKenealy In October a UK government minister remarked that Merseyside was ‘not ready’ for a city-region devolution deal of the type that was announced for Greater Manchester in November 2014. Last week the six local authorities that … Continue reading

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Lessons from Wester Hailes in Collaborative Leadership

Professor James Mitchell FAcSS, FRSE @ProfJMitchell A conversation amongst key community leaders in Wester Hailes on Friday 30th October at the WHALE Arts centre raised a number of key points about what matters. Relationships are key Inter–personal relations are more … Continue reading

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State of the Nation – Local Government

By Professor James Mitchell This briefing is republished from LGiU Scotland which launched on 30thSeptember. LGiU Scotland is a new policy information service dedicated to local government across Scotland. It provides briefings and daily news updates and you can currently sign up for free on … Continue reading

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Women chief executives in Scotland’s councils

By Professor James Mitchell Local by-elections in Orkney rarely draw much attention but the West Mainland by-election in August has done so because of the all-women field of candidates. That this is deemed newsworthy speaks volumes. The position of women … Continue reading

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