Nick Golding is LGC editor.
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It's time to be candid about financial strifeSubscription
Commentary on another county’s financial problems
It is understandable why the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government should increase its staffing: the response to the Grenfell Tower fire has increased its workload.
Last Thursday’s contests were local elections: local polls for local residents to elect local leaders to decide local priorities.
Booth-Smith to leave LocalisSubscription
Liam Booth-Smith is to leave his role as chief executive of the right-leaning localist thinktank Localis.
Three councils where significant local controversy has not had any major impact at the ballot box
A bonus breakfast briefing analysing the election results in so far
Labour has so far largely failed to make the breakthroughs it anticipated on a night in which a Ukip wipeout largely benefitted the Tories.
As it happened: Labour surge fails to materialise Subscription
Stay up-to-date with LGC’s analysis and commentary of this year’s local elections
Former council chief named CQC bossSubscription
“I am really pleased to be joining the Care Quality Commission at a time of challenge for both health and social care”