Redrawing the boundaries
Parliamentary Boundary Commission proposals to change constituency boundaries have the potential to impact how the residents we serve are represented. Sir Bob Neill argues for councils to make their voices heard on where boundaries should lie.
Surrey chief part of four-strong team of Liverpool commissioners
Surrey CC’s chief executive Joanna Killian will be part of the team of independent commissioners who will oversee improvements at Liverpool City Council, local government secretary Robert Jenrick has announced today.
Metro mayors’ mission is clear
Arianna Giovannini considers the results of the metro mayors’ elections and what they tell us about the ‘devolution revolution’ promised by former chancellor George Osborne in 2014.
Localism is important to the electorate
Janice Morphet looks at the electoral response to the management of the pandemic in England, and considers what the results mean for future devolution.
Macarena movers count
Vote counters at Broadland and South Norfolk dancing the Macarena grabbed the attention when a video staff tweeted went viral.
White van man on... politicians
Honestly, politicians talk in bleeding riddles. Once there was the left-behind though I haven’t a clue what that meant.
Pottering to the polls
Electoral administrators had to be more creative than ever ahead of Super Thursday to find places for people to exercise their right to vote.
Last on the danger list
Spooks at the National Cyber Security Centre helpfully drew up an ‘assessment of the cyber threat to elections’ ahead of the local elections.
There were red faces in the blue corner for Wiltshire Conservatives after revelations about their candidate to be the next police and crime commissioner (PCC).
Queen's Speech: No social care solution in sight
The Queen’s Speech has said proposals on social care reform will be brought forward – but it fell short of a commitment to legislation in this Parliament.
Queen's Speech: Controversial voter ID plans roll forward
Voter ID is expected to be introduced by May 2023 after the Government pledged to introduce legislation to ‘ensure the integrity of elections’.
Local elections 2021: Mistakes caught amid record number of polls
A smattering of errors was reported amid a bumper crop of elections.
Local elections 2021: The process demands too much of teams
Ian Miller ponders the impact of Super Thursday on the mental health of electoral teams, and says the demands are excessive, even in a ‘normal’ election.
Elections 2021: Full coverage
The MJ rounds up all the latest from the elections 2021
Local elections 2021: Counties buck the Tory trend
County councils have bucked the trend of Conservative success in the local elections on Thursday, with a mixed picture for the party.
Local elections 2021: Voters back mayors in referendums
Tower Hamlets and Newham LBCs have both voted to keep the post of directly-elected mayor in referendums run alongside the local elections.
Welsh elections 2021: Labour set to win elections
Welsh Labour are set to retain control of the Welsh Government, taking half of the seats on the second day of counting.
Scottish elections 2021: SNP secures fourth election victory
The SNP has won 64 seats in the Scottish local elections, although was one short of winning a majority.
English elections 2021: Conservatives make gains across country
The Conservatives have taken control of 13 more councils in England in last week's local elections.
Local elections 2021: 'A disastrous election for Labour'
Labour has an 'identity crisis' after 'disastrous' local elections, opponents have claimed.