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, […]

Aiming high: raising the achievement of minority ethnic pupils March 3, 2003

Schools Minister Stephen Twigg will today (4 March 2003) launch the Government’s most in-depth consultation document yet on raising the academic achievement of ethnic minority pupils. In a keynote speech to a New Local Government Network conference in London, the Minister will also announce the availability of new national data that for the first time […]

Education & Social Exclusion: Closing the Achievement Gap February 19, 2003

Business Design Centre, London N1, Tuesday 4 March 2003 with Stephen Twigg MP, Minister for Schools, DfES Despite a steady overall improvement in educational standards, the gap in performance continues to widen with particular groups of children and young people being left behind. What should modern local authorities and their partners be doing to confront […]