ERS Live: Where next for English local governance?

Lizzie Lawless, Membership and Digital Officer

Posted on the 29th March 2022

Following the publication of our latest research report Democracy Made in England, last week we hosted our latest #ERSLive event, in which an expert panel discussed the question, ‘where next for English local government?’ for an inquisitive audience of ERS members.

In the context of the changing nature of UK governance, England remains an anomaly. While the centres of power in the rest of the UK have shifted away from Westminster over the last two decades, for England these changes have been limited.

At the event, chaired by our Chief Executive, Darren Hughes, we heard from the report’s author, Michela Palese – and we were delighted to be joined by academic Arianna Giovannini (De Montfort University/IPPR North) and the Mayor of Newham, Rokhsana Fiaz.

The event gave ERS members the opportunity to learn more about the report and its findings, plus the chance to hear the perspectives and valuable insights from the expert panel on how a policy of devolution in England could be developed and the principles which should underpin such a move.

ERS members can join #ERSLive events as they go out and put questions to the panel. For everyone else we make the recording available to watch back on demand via our YouTube channel.

#ERSLive Events

We regularly host online webinars and talks on various topics and aspects of our campaigns work – and these are exclusively for our ERS members to attend.

If you would like to attend #ERSLive events in the future, as well as support our team’s research, press and campaigning work, become an ERS Member today.

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