Gove attacks four-day week 'nonsense' in conference speech

By Martin Ford | 03 October 2023

Local government secretary Michael Gove delivered a speech to the Conservative Party Conference light on new policies and laden with election slogans.

His first references to his department’s brief came seven minutes into the 13-minute speech, while ‘councils’ or ‘local authorities’ were mentioned just three times as Mr Gove praised the ‘local heroes’ of local government - both members and officers.

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