Local Labour Roundup 2
On an initiative from Theo Blackwell local councillors and campaigners on the blogosphere are running up a ‘Local-Labour’ blog-roundup. This aims to highlight local stories by Labour councillors or campaigners from across the country, or examples of poor policymaking by Conservative or Lib Dems or the SNP in power.
The second edition of this falls to me to produce, so here's my roundup of the best local stories of the last couple of weeks:
Theo himself thinks Ken's Progressive London conference should feature some local government voices.
Ewan Aitken reports on an eight hour long Edinburgh City Council meeting where the SNP and Lib Dems cut funding for voluntary groups and tried to silence objectors to this.
Darlington Councillor Nick Wallis has a good example of how ASBOs work and why they are necessary.
Phil Dilks is shocked to hear that Lincolnshire County Council's review into a case of serious child abuse may not be made public.
Labour Councillors in Lambeth’s Larkhall Ward are campaigning to get residents to cut down on the amount of food they needlessly throw away and to recycle this Christmas trees.
Nigel Knowles reveals that Worcestershire has not really been set alight by the debate about Elected Mayors.
Geoff Lumley looks at the impact of Labour choosing not to field a candidate in an Isle of Wight by-election.
And Louise Baldock has the latest Lib Dem scandal from Liverpool.
If you have any good local posts about what's going on in your area send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org