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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.'
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.'
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.'
Head of corporate projects,
'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.'
Licensing manager, Test Valley BC
'Local government should be able to address historical anomalies in funding and embed local accountability.'
Executive director, finance law and performance,