Local democracy is essential for effective decentralisation in England

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A consensus is now emerging in Westminster on the need to empower England’s cities and regions to “level up” certain parts of the country. Yet the prevailing understanding of accountability in this process neglects the voices of local people and fails to provide sufficient space and autonomy for local leaders, argue Jack Newman, Dave Richards, Andy Westwood, and Patrick Diamond.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBritish Politics and Policy at LSE
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2023


  • English devolution
  • Local government
  • Accountability
  • Democratic accountability
  • upward accountability
  • downward accountability


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