In Defence of Liberty

Driven by data; ridden with liberty.

Tag Archives: Local Government

Local Elections 2017: Results

After a fascinating day of counting and analysis on Friday, the 2017 local elections have concluded. English Councils There were 34 councils up for election, comprised of 27 non-metropolitan county … Continue reading

May 6, 2017

Local Elections 2017: PNS and NEV

On May 4th 2017, the British public will be voting in local elections across England, Scotland and Wales. Elections will be held in 34 councils in England, all 32 councils in … Continue reading

April 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Local Elections in 2012

The House of Commons Library is an astounding resource. Among other topics, its research papers offer a comprehensive lens of local election performance, sharing the work of local election experts … Continue reading

May 27, 2016

The Long Game

Former U.S. Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill coined the phrase: “All politics is local.” Local residents and decision-makers can become very fraught over the placement and composition of shops … Continue reading

January 22, 2013

The Article Flawed Direction

When I was knocking on doors in the run-up to the 2011 local election, I was occasionally confronted by the issue of student housing from concerned constituents. Their complaints were … Continue reading

June 26, 2012