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Queen’s Speech: councils respond
Queen's Speech (May 2021): On-the-Day Briefing
MPs support greater powers and funding for councils ahead of Queen's Speech
LGA responds to Sport England’s Year 1 Implementation Plan of their Uniting the Movement strategy
“This is an exciting implementation plan that will enable people to return to the activities they most enjoy while partners and providers receive the necessary support to rebuild from the pandemic."
LGA responds to ending of ban on eviction enforcement
“It is vital there is a plan in place to support and protect households to stay in their homes, in as many cases as possible."
LGA responds to DEFRA’s Action Plan for Animal Welfare
"The Government should balance the need to educate consumers alongside the need for enforcement, particularly in terms of poor welfare overseas, and it must ensure councils can practicably take action in response to new regulations."
Political leadership: Middlesbrough Council
Middlesbrough Council is a unitary local authority with a directly elected Mayor. In the 2019 (all out) elections, an Independent Mayor (Andy Preston) was returned, replacing the outgoing Labour Mayor.
Political leadership: Bolsover District Council
After nearly 50 years of a Labour controlled Authority, in May 2019 the Council were in the situation of no overall control.
LGA: Councils respond to the Queen’s Speech
“Councils know their local areas best and stand ready to help lead efforts to ensure the new legislative agenda set out in today’s Queen’s Speech."
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