News from the LGA Labour Group - 17 April 2018

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17 April 2018

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News from Local Labour

Islington leader Richard Watts and Cabinet member Joe Caluori have argued for a considered and evidence-led approach to tackling youth violence

Labour-controlled Cambridge City Council has introduced a new minimum wage of £10 for all council staff

Southampton Labour have committed to signing the council up to the Unison Ethical Care charter after the elections

Many Labour councillors are urging residents to use the local elections as a chance to ‘stop Brexit’

Harrow’s first London Living Rent scheme received praise from Labour’s John Healey MP

Hull Labour has nominated it’s ‘most diverse set of local candidates ever’

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News from Wales

Cardiff Council is planning to use the city’s waste to heat public buildings

Torfaen Council is investing ‘significant sums’ to tackle extreme rubbish blighting the borough

News from the Labour Party

Labour to introduce free bus travel for under-25s

Half a million crimes unsolved in two years shows you can’t do security on the cheap – Louise Haigh

Shocking new low for A&E performance under this Tory Government – Jonathan Ashworth

Dominic Raab should stop trying to blame others for unaffordable housing costs – John Healey

Labour councils build 1300 homes each more than Conservative councils

News from the LGA

LGA responds to DFE home education measures

LGA responds to government announcement on free bus passes

LGA responds to ONS report on loneliness

LGA responds to Government consultation on proposals to toughen rules on building safety

LGA responds to Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Crisis Homelessness Monitor

LGA responds to IFS report on business rates pilot councils

LGA responds to latest transfers of care figures


By-election results from 12 April

St Edmundsbury BC – St Olave’s
Lab: 58.6% (+27.0)
Con: 24.1% (-6.5)
Independent: 12.4% (+12.4)
Lib Dem: 5.0% (+5.0)
Labour HOLD 

Chichester DC - Rogate
Lib Dem: 55.8% (+55.8)
Con: 40.1% (-27.3)
Lab: 2.6% (+2.6)
Green: 1.5% (-18.2)
Lib Dem GAIN from Con

South Northamptonshire DC - Middleton Cheney
Con: 42.1% (-21.6)
Lib Dem: 34.1% (+34.1)
Lab: 19.7% (+19.7)
Green: 4.1% (+4.1)
Conservative HOLD


By-elections taking place on 19th April

West Berkshire UA, Thatcham West
Warrington UA, Lymm South