Ruli Pennington - Talking Local Government podcast producer @CLGdotPOD executive producer @CLGdotTV. Passionate about better public services, devolution, chess, malt whisky, women's football.


Modernising public services - the link with May’s local elections


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WorkingLunch No9: what drove Mark Thompson & Jerry Fishenden to write a Manifesto for Better Public Services & why are Juliet Whitworth (LGA) & Ingrid Koehler (LGIU) exercised about digital democracy.

The Manifesto for Better public services was launched at the Institute for Government on 27 March. Here co-author @markthompson1 (Methods) asks why the digital opportunity is yet to deliver? In local government the benefits of digital ways of working have certainly not reached the publishing of information about election candidates and results. This makes the whole sector look embarrassingly old-fashioned. Juliet Whitworth @juliet_w of the Local Government Association (LGA) explains why councils need to be making their election data open, and Ingrid Koehler @IngridK of Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) announces an innovative collaboration that will make it possible to publish a live map of the results faster than ever before, and on a national scale.

CLGdotTV - The Local Government Channel have collaborated with LGiU and Mapolitical on this project and our election coverage CLGdotTV - Local Elections Live 2018 will start with a Working Lunch in mid-April and include a Working Breakfast from 6.30 on the morning of 4th May.


Connected Local Government Live 2018 - Local Government and the digital citizen - 27 June 
A day of peer and expert-led disussion and debate reviewing the progress of digital-enabled transformation and the citizen experience of it.
With sessions on customer accounts, use of data, identity and registration, social care, planning, waste management
and the Townhall or Whitehall debate on the future of centralised digital service supply. 
CLGLive 2018 Wednesday 27th June 58 Victoria Embankment (the NESTA building) three minutes walk from London Blackfriars Station
contact Ben Webber 07718 929374


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