Labour calls for council worker pay rise
Shadow levelling up secretary Lisa Nandy told the Local Government Association conference soaring inflation was the ‘last straw’ for workers.
We must rise to this moment
Writing ahead of her LGA conference plenary, shadow secretary of state Lisa Nandy says it’s time for a different sort of leadership – one that partners with the community and puts people in the driving seat.
Keir’s daddy cool
Sometimes politicians are brought down by a single, catastrophic event – like David Cameron’s Brexit referendum.
Labour urges Government to overhaul business rates
Labour has said the Government must overhaul the business rates system to help businesses thrive in the face of a cost-of-living crisis.
LGA's first chairman to retire
Lord Jeremy Beecham has annouced he will retire after 55 years in local and national politics.
Forbes: No parachute option for Newcastle leader
Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes has confirmed he will step down from his post after his deselection earlier this month.
Taking a stand for councillors
Who would be a local politician, asks Heather Jameson, in the wake of Nick Forbes' 'brutal' deselection by Labour colleagues.
Forbes future in doubt after losing reselection vote
Senior vice-chair of the Local Government Association, Cllr Nick Forbes, has lost a vote to be reselected for Labour in the local elections in May.
Starmer names Nandy new shadow levelling up secretary
Former shadow foreign secretary Lisa Nandy has been named the new shadow levelling up secretary in Sir Keir Starmer’s latest reshuffle.
CCN conference: Councils face the blame for care cost rises, says Reed
As tax goes up and social care services remain underfunded, councils will be blamed, shadow communities’ secretary Steve Reed has claimed.
Mayors key to rebuilding red wall
Labour will look to local government to spearhead its attempts to return to power at Westminster.
Labour under pressure to commit to voting reform
The party is set to debate adopting Proportional Representation (PR) for General Elections at its annual conference.
Labour council pressed to insource service
Neath Port Talbot CBC has been urged to bring its leisure services under direct control as it searches for a new operator.
Labour’s Liverpool review will ‘shake the tree’
The Labour Party has kick-started its inquiry into failings at Liverpool City Council.
Labour call for national cladding taskforce
Keir Starmer has called on the Government to ‘establish the full extent’ of the problem and prioritise works according to risk.
Starmer demands halt to ‘absurd’ council tax rises
Labour leader Keir Starmer has called for central government to increase funding for local authorities to prevent council tax hikes.
Tier three communities in north and Midlands ‘stretched to breaking point’
Tier three communities in the north and Midlands will be ‘stretched to breaking point’ once the grant aimed at supporting local business is cut at the end of the national lockdown, according to Labour.
Starmer vows to tackle the 'decade of drift' on sorting social care
Government failure to protect care homes during the pandemic is a ‘national scandal’, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer told his party’s virtual conference today.
Starmer to replace House of Lords with elected body
A Labour government will replace the House of Lords with an elected body of representatives from local and regional government, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer told a virtual Local Government Association conference session.
Shadow chancellor pushes for emergency Budget
Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds has called for an emergency Budget in the summer with greater support for sectors worst hit by the coronavirus lockdown.