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Labour politicians have suggested that local government will need to ...
Labour politicians have suggested that local government will need to

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

government conference describes how councils are ready to use new and

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.

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