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Explaining the Birth of the Local Government Association

Entwistle, Thomas Walter 2002. Explaining the Birth of the Local Government Association. Local Government Studies 28 (1) , pp. 91-102. 10.1080/714004132

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In the summer of 1995 the three local authority associations that had provided English and Welsh local authorities with their national representation voted to merge and form the Local Government Association. This article explains the merger as dependent upon the coincidence of three conditions. The first was a positive belief in the benefits of merger shared by the leaderships of the three associations. The second was a disruption of the status quo prompted by the Conservative government's proposals for local government reorganisation. The third was a change in Labour Party policy away from the defence of a dedicated metropolitan association to a preference for a unified cross-party association.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 0300-3930
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:28

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