Devolving power to local government: the record in government

Party conference in Sheffield saw the publication of Delivering Localism, a pamphlet from the Liberal Democrat Local Government Association Group which lays out the detailed policies being enacted by government to free up local councils and give them more power.

It’s very reliant on long lists of bullet points at times but it has some excellent content and is well worth a look through.

Oh, and Nick Clegg even uses “community politics” in the foreword; a response, so I hear, to my post on the matter. Ah, the power of blogging 🙂

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  • Stuart Mitchell 20th Mar '11 - 6:56pm

    If local councils are so great, why does the coalition talk about “freeing” schools from local authority control?

  • Gove has delivered the most centralising set of reforms of education you could imagine and the NHS reforms include the power for the Secretary of State to require GP commissioners to do whatever he says. Then there’s Pickles who dictates to LAs daily.

    My only question is – what localism?

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