Steve Leach and Colin Copus

  • Making Counties Count: Don’t they Already?

    02 November 2020

    Steve Leach and Colin Copus argue a move to county-based unitaries would ‘draw local government away from recognisable communities and increase the drift to meaningless conglomerates’.

  • A bandwagon that won’t stop rolling

    27 November 2019

    The arguments for creating large unitary authorities have not been developed in an evidence-based way, say Steve Leach and Colin Copus. How can the persistence of ‘reorganisation by stealth’ be explained?