demonstrate that its house is in order if it wants more powers and
responsibilities under a Labour government.
A document launched at a fringe meeting at the Labour Party local
existing responsibilities, in partnership with local people, to deliver
social, physical and environmental improvements.
Active partnerships: local democracy in action explains how councils are
already sharing power with local people and how new powers will be devolved.
The LGIU suggests that all councils should be required to prepare a public
statement of how they plan to involve local people in the decisions that
affect them and their area.