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This roundtable will discuss the Labour Party’s approach to localism and will be addressed by Baron Wood of Anfield, shadow minister without portfolio and adviser to Ed Miliband MP.
Proponents of localism argue that the current centralised model of public service delivery is no longer desirable or sustainable. The Labour Party now believe power and funding should be transferred to localities to enable more effective and efficient services that can deliver better outcomes in tough financial times. Some however would suggest that fairness and equality of service can only come from centralised services and power, something that previous Labour Governments appear to have advocated.
During this timely roundtable key Labour Party strategist, Baron Wood of Anfield will join us to discuss the philosophical and moral considerations behind the Labour Party’s new approach to localism, devolution and the dispersal of power.