Category Archives: Councils

For three metro mayors, it’s going to be all about the economy

Black circles show relative populations of each metro mayor city region; turnout and party of winner shown by coloured circle (added when result available)   New metro mayor Turnout Population West Midlands Andy Street, Conservative  26.3% 2.83m Greater Manchester Andy … Continue reading

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Six new metro mayors’ economies worth just 57% of London’s

Relative economic outputs (coloured circles) and populations (black circles) of six metro mayor city regions, as well as Greater London Today, people in six metropolitan areas with a total population of 9.53m are voting for  new metro mayors, more than … Continue reading

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Norfolk uses data in libraries’ public health drive

Norfolk County Council has won a national award for its libraries’ health education work, which involves tailoring each library’s work based on local public health data. In September, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals awarded Norfolk its annual … Continue reading

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Map of the month: the Brexiteers of London

London voted to stay in the EU, by 2.26m votes to 1.51m. But it didn’t do so consistently. A majority in five outer boroughs voted to leave, with Havering’s 69.66% being the 12th highest leave vote of any of the … Continue reading

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Coxit map: council reorganisation that breaks up Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire is an odd place. The rural district councils are strongly Conservative; Oxford itself is strongly anyone but the Conservatives. The trend in local government is towards unitary councils which do everything, but how would that work in Oxfordshire? The … Continue reading

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