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Coronavirus: information for councils
Guidance on the pre-election period
Digital citizenship: support and resources for councillors
The London Borough of Havering: Using the COM-B framework to develop a vaccine take up strategy
Adopted a systematic approach to encourage vaccine take up.
Hampshire County Council: Worked with the University of Southampton on rapid targeting of audiences
Creating a rapid segmentation tool to target communications.
Remote council meetings temperature check 2021
In order to understand how councils made use of these powers and their views as to how such powers might be used in the future, the Local Government Association conducted a ‘temperature check’ of councils in England. The findings of the research were also intended to contribute to an MHCLG call for evidence on the matter.
Immediately after the election: guidance for members
Once the votes have been counted, it is time for the decision making to begin. Whether you find yourself with a change in political leadership, change of control, no overall control or a minority administration we hope the advice below will be able to help and provide some practical tips and guidance.
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
‘The response of colleagues, partners and public has been phenomenal’
An interview with Jennifer Connolly, Director of Public Health, Stockport Council
Find out what you need to know about publicity during the pre-election period.
Guidance and tools to support councillors and candidates in their online communications.
Political leadership: Mole Valley District Council
Actions taken by Mole Valley District Council after changes to their administration following two elections.
Political leadership: Plymouth City Council
Plymouth City Council's officers have experience of preparing for changes that may arise in the political administration of the council.
Political leadership: Chelmsford City Council
The 2019 election results were a surprise for some. Many felt the change was a response to national issues.
The online abuse of elected women representatives, House of Commons, 20 April 2021
Our sector-led improvement offer includes a series of programmes, campaigns and toolkits to help our membership encourage and support women, and those from other underrepresented groups, to run for political office.
Pre-election scenario planning for members
If there is a possibility of a change in leadership, there is a lot that the political group leaders can do in the pre-election period to prepare for this outcome.
Immediately after the election: guidance for officers
Once the votes have been cast and counted, it’s time for the decision making to begin. There are many options for forming an administration when no one party has overall control, but the advice of the chief executives we spoke to can be helpful for a variety of different scenarios including change of control and a change in leadership as the principles are the same.
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