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OPINION - VIEWPOINTS

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If Labour wins, what one thing could they do for you?...
If Labour wins, what one thing could they do for you?

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'Labour must reassure managers they see a long-term future for local government, and set out what it is.'

Neil Bradley

Head of finance, community care and housing, Reading BC

'Demonstrate there will be a real appreciation of the flexibility required if a 'patchwork quilt' of local government is going to succeed.'

Diane Tilley

Head of chief executive's unit, Worcestershire CC

'Give a public undertaking not to 'quangoise' any further services or responsibilities - and apply that to new developments.'

Martin Cheeseman

Director of housing, Brent LBC

'Labour lacks joined-up thinking on housing. Regional strategies restrict the amount of land, while studies identify the shortfall in provision.'

Brian Norfolk

Head of corporate projects,

Wychavon DC

'Any government must address the future structure of local government. It is a nonsense that unitary local government does not apply throughout the whole of Britain.'

Michael White

Licensing manager, Test Valley BC

'Local government should be able to address historical anomalies in funding and embed local accountability.'

Carole Evans

Executive director, finance law and performance,

Walsall MBC

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