News from the LGA Labour Group - 24 April 2018

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24 April 2018

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News from Local Labour

Birmingham City Council appoints project director for 2022 Commonwealth Games.

'Beatles Quarter masterplan' proposed by Liverpool City Council.

Bury Council has pledged to make positive changes to support children and families living in poverty across the borough.

Brighton and Hove’s Council led crowdfunding campaign for restoring the iconic Madeira Terrace has been a huge success, raising over £460k in four months.

#LabourDoorstep: we want your photos and will use the best for the LGA Labour Group Annual Report. They must be high resolution and you must have the permission of everyone in the picture.  Please email to Lewis Addlington-Lee.  

News from Wales

Welsh LGA Leader, Cllr Debbie Wilcox, speech to Welsh Labour Conference 2018.

Carwyn Jones to step down as first minister of Wales.

News from the Labour Party

Jeremy Corbyn speech launching the Housing for the Many review, at 18 Smith Square.

This intervention from the Equality and Human Rights Commission is further proof that this Government is determined to undermine our democracy – Cat Smith.

Labour to restore publicly funded legal advice for housing – Richard Burgon.

Labour commits to consult on the implementation of a statutory youth service at youth summit – Cat Smith.

Labour pledges additional health visit for every baby in England – Jonathan Ashworth.

Margaret Greenwood commenting on the Government’s response to the Work and Pensions Select Committee reports into the ESA and PIP assessment processes.

News from the LGA

LGA responds to leaked Grenfell Tower report

LGA responds to the RAC pothole index

LGA responds to ONS report on preventable deaths

Motorists drive the equivalent of 989 return trips to Mars on roads in England a year

LGA responds to funding for children with alcohol dependent parents


By-election results

West Berkshire UA, Thatcham West
LD 820 [48.4%; +9.7%]
Con 523 [30.9%; -16.9%]
Lab 130 [7.7%; -5.9%]
Grn 130 [7.7%; +7.7%]
UKIP 91 [5.4%; +5.4%]
Lib Dem gain from Conservative 

Warrington UA, Lymm South
LD 769 [42.8%; +10.4%]
Con 649 [36.2%; -2.3%]
Lab 328 [18.3%; -1.1%]
UKIP 25 [1.4%; -8.3%]
Grn 24 [1.3%; +1.3]
Lib Dem gain from Conservative

There are no by-elections due to take place on 26 April