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DECENTRALISATION POLICIES SWITCH PARTIES

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Today talk of decentralisation is associated with the political right whereas in the past it was an opposition poli...
Today talk of decentralisation is associated with the political right whereas in the past it was an opposition policy, says an article in The Times Public Management section (p22).

Islington LBC pioneered the use of neighbourhood offices in the 1980s, and Liberal Democrat Tower Hamlets went further.

Now, at the heart of Labour's suspension of councillors in Walsall is the administration's plans to divide the area into 55 neighbourhoods.

Meanwhile in Scotland secretary of state Michael Forsyth is urging councils to decentralise, says the writer.
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