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Heather Jameson

Heather Jameson

Heather Jameson is editor of The MJ, the leading weekly local government title for chief executives and senior managers, and of She is a regular speaker at both local government events and is co-host of the podcast Our World is Local. Heather was a member of the Councillors’ Commission, chaired by Professor Colin Copus of De Montfort University, and is a passionate advocate of local government.

Articles by Heather Jameson

King's Speech: A plan for devolution

By Heather Jameson | 17 July 2024

The new Labour Government has set out a widespread plan for devolution and economic growth in its...

A once-in-a-lifetime chance for devolution

By Heather Jameson | 17 July 2024

If new ministers can hand over their hard-won powers so early in the new Parliament, local govern...

Sir Bob Neill talks about his political journey

By Heather Jameson | 15 July 2024

In the latest episode of the Our World is Local podcast, former local government minister Sir Bob...

Mapley calls for innovative solutions to audit

By Heather Jameson | 12 July 2024

Nothing is off the table when it comes to fixing the audit system, the new chief executive of the...

Robbins gets Downing Street role

By Heather Jameson | 10 July 2024

Head of the Local Government Association Labour Group office Pete Robbins had been drafted in to ...

So much to be done and it all starts now

By Heather Jameson | 10 July 2024

A commitment to devolve down must include regional, sub-regional, local and hyper-local governmen...

So what now?

By Heather Jameson | 08 July 2024

The challenge that faces Angela Rayner now is tackling inequality and poor economic performance i...

McMahon and Pennycook announced as ministers

By Heather Jameson | 07 July 2024

Former Oldham MBC leader Jim McMahon has been appointed has a minister in the Department for Leve...

DLUHC team wipeout in Labour landslide

By Heather Jameson | 05 July 2024

The Conservative Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) team has faced a ne...

Local election preview with Jessica Studdert and Duncan Flynn

By Heather Jameson | 03 July 2024

In this podcast, Nick Kilby and Heather Jameson are joined by two special guests as we look ahead...