A ground-breaking study by the New Local Government Network think-tank, launched today in central London, is calling for local councils in the UK to overcome their fear of working together across traditional geographic and institutional boundaries in order to improve quality, access and efficiency in the delivery of local public services.

May 14, 2003

A ground-breaking study by the New Local Government Network think-tank, launched today in central London, is calling for local councils in the UK to overcome their fear of working together across traditional geographic and institutional boundaries in order to improve quality, access and efficiency in the delivery of local public services. The result of a […]

Crossing Boundaries: New Ways of Working April 15, 2003

One day conference & Publication launch ‘Crossing Boundaries: New Ways of Working’ Central London, Wednesday 14 May 2003 with Chris Leslie MP, Minister for Local Government, ODPM While the Government’s agenda for public service reform has led to the introduction of a range of different service providers, ingrained attitudes, prior baggage, ‘sovereignty’ and other less […]

NLGN Chair calls on government to renew local government reform strategy March 21, 2003

Gerry Stoker, Chair of the New Local Government Network (NLGN) think-tank and Professor of Political Science at Manchester University has called on the Government to implement a ‘more vigorous local government policy’ that recognises the broader political challenges involved. Writing in the latest issue of the quarterly journal Renewal, Professor Stoker offers an assessment of […]

Role of political parties vital to identifying and nurturing future local government leaders March 14, 2003

Independent think-tank, the New Local Government Network in partnership with public sector recruitment consultants, Veredus and local government weekly, The MJ has launched a “recruitment pack” outlining the key competencies and skills necessary to ensure quality political leadership within the UK’s local authorities. With leadership of major importance to local government’s role as both service […]

NLGN @ Conservative & Liberal Democrat Spring Conferences, 2003 March 11, 2003

NLGN @Conservativesin association with Policy Exchange and Localis Saturday 15 March, 12.30 pm – 2.00 pm Bramham Room, Harrogate Moat House Hotel, Kings Road, Harrogate Lunch and refreshments provided. Within secure cordon. ‘Local Leadership, Local Action: do Britain’s local leaders have enough power to make a difference?’ Speakers Steve Norris, Conservative Candidate for London Mayor […]

Valuing Political Leadership: a debate & publication launch March 7, 2003

Thursday 13 March 2003, 6.00pm for 6.30pm start Central London ‘Valuing Political Leadership’ While quality political leadership has a major impact on the effectiveness of local government, both as service provider and community leader, current practice pays it limited attention. In partnership with Veredus Executive Resourcing and The MJ, NLGN has consulted local government leaders, […]