LGC's Localist Manifesto
LGC’s Localist Manifesto project, supported by Vertex, has worked with senior local government decision makers to identify the five pledges they would most like the parties to include in their 2010 election manifestos.
Latest news on LGC's Localist Manifesto
Labour leadership candidate David Miliband has spoken of his regret that the Lyons Review of local government was allowed to “run into the sand”
Grant Shapps is the new housing minister and Greg Clark has been appointed “decentralisation” minister
Red tape, inspection, local decision making and partnership with health agencies are the top priorities for the political parties to address, according to LGC readers
Inspection, quangos and bureaucracy are among the top concerns that readers would like to see tackled by the next government, suggest early indications from the voting for LGC’s Localist Manifesto.
Voting has opened for you to help decide the five pledges to be included in LGC’s Localist Manifesto 2010
The leaders of Westminster City Council and Hammersmith & Fulham and Wandsworth LBCs unveiled a ‘Magna Carta’ for localism in a policy document with the Centre for Policy Studies. Wandsworth leader Edward Lister explains why.
MANIFESTO PLEDGES: THE FINAL FIVE
The top five are:
- Give local authority managers the freedom to choose methods and measures. This will replace compliance with responsibility.
- Reduce targets and inspection burdens and move away from tick-box targets.
- Disband the many tiers of extraneous quangos that have local spending ability but lack local accountability.
- Reduce the inflexible bureaucracies that impose additional costs on cost saving.
- Modernise health and social care with partnerships between local authorities and GP practice-based commissioners, and fold primary care trust commissioning functions into corresponding local authorities.