Resurrected in Ramsgate?
Council chief executives get all kinds of things in the post.
Havering 'can look both ways'
Havering LBC’s chief executive has insisted that the council can look towards both London and Essex as it plots a path to the future.
Top team support demand rising
Demand for top team support has been increasing and is expected to rise further after next month’s local government elections, The MJ has learned.
Conservatives come out top in local elections
Results from the local elections have featured significant gains for the Conservative Party, including the first directly-elected mayors in the West of England, Tees Valley and West Midlands.
Councillors aim for Westminster
Several well-known councillors have begun campaigns to move into Westminster.
Ashford exits super district plan
Councils in east Kent have published a business case for a super district but Ashford DC has quit the plan.
UKIP raises unitary hopes as two-tier system has its day
The Conservative leader of Norfolk CC has admitted the two-tier system has ‘run its course’ following calls from UKIP members to consider going unitary.
Why did Labour core voters turn to Farage not Robespierre?
The movement of core Labour voters to the far right puts new pressure on local politicians across the country, says Michael Burton
Missing in action
Norfolk CC and Breckland DC member Denis Crawford hit the headlines last week.
New leader for LGA Labour after McMahon by-election victory
Labour’s Jim McMahon has set up a departure from local government after winning the Oldham and West Royton by-election.
Council ditches airport purchase
Thanet DC’s UKIP administration has abandoned its controversial plans to compulsory purchase Manston Airport.
UKIP council hit by another defection
A sixth member of Thanet DC’s ruling UKIP administration has quit the party.
Party leaders unite for fairer voter system
Leaders from across the political spectrum came together today to back a petition signed by almost 500,000 people calling for a fairer voting system.
Conservatives win back leadership of the LGA
The Conservatives have regained the leadership of the Local Government Association after a shock shift to the party in the local elections.
UKIP local surge predicted
UKIP is poised to make dramatic headway in this week’s local government elections, and could double its number of councillors from 370 to 750 at a stroke, pollsters have forecast.
UKIP vows to slash senior council staff and salaries
UKIP has promised to slash ‘excessive pay deals and golden handshakes for council executives’ in its general election manifesto published today.
Ukip to field 'record' number of council candidates
Ukip will mobilise a record 5,000 candidates in 278 local council elections next month, leader Nigel Farage has announced.
Healey launches libel action against UKIP councillor
Former local government minister and The MJ’s columnist, John Healey, has launched legal action against a Rotherham UKIP councillor after his comments surrounding the child sexual abuse scandal.
Song for whoever
People love politicians.
If the welfare cap fits, wear it
Features editor Jonathan Werran on the countdown to chancellor George Osborne's quite wintry Autumn Statement on 3 December.