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Local Government in England: Centralisation, Autonomy and Control
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2017-05)
The book explores the claim that English local government exists in one of the most centralised relationships with national government. Such a position fundamentally undermines any notion of local self-government and makes ...
The importance of political parties in county government
The chapter examines the organisation, activities and impact of party politics on the role of the county councillor as an elected representative. It will examine the way county councillors respond to party group demands ...
There are just over 20,000 councillors across England, Scotland and Wales and, in 2016, some 85 per cent of them come from one of the three main, UK-wide national political parties: Conservative, Labour or Liberal Democrat. ...