Interesting admin job (temp)

We’re looking for an admin assistant, ideally for the next four weeks, to work on I’m a Councillor, Get me out of Here! You would be overseeing part of our (innovative! groundbreaking!) online event where teenagers talk to real live councillors. You can find out more about the event on Read more…

My Council – from the LGA

The Local Government Association has launched, my council, a new campaign to help people understand the range of services that local councils provide. The first poster appeals to me. A positive image that isn’t the most obvious service.  The posters include a drunk woman vomiting on the street, a close-up Read more…

What on earth do they mean by democracy then?

The government seems to be having problems with the human embryology and fertilisation bill. It appears they were intending to apply the whip, but Catholics, in particular, are objecting and calling for a free vote. One quote in this article really caught my attention, Denis MacShane, a former Europe minister, Read more…

“Make playgrounds more dangerous”

One of the nice things about travelling by train is the opportunity to meet new people.  Last year I ended up sitting next to an old house mate from 10 years previously who now has a couple of pubs in Bath.  Last week I sat down opposite a fellow called Read more…

MP – Job Description

"Once elected, the job of an MP is to represent the people of his or her constituency (constituents) in Parliament, whether or not they voted for him or her."Factsheet M1 Members Series Revised October 2005 "My job as an Labour MP is to support the Labour Government and work for Read more…

Think Local, Act Global

This year we are running an international version of I’m a Councillor alongside the 30 plus UK councils already signed up to the event.  In the second week of the fortnight students will be able to also access a second version of the site where they will be able to Read more…

CampaignCreator Launch

Tomorrow, Friday 10th March see the launch of a project that we initiated 15 months ago by inviting Bristol City Council to jointly pitch for funding from the ODPM e-Innovations fund. CampaignCreator was conceived as a way of levelling the playing field of community voices.  Many grassroot campaigning groups were Read more…

Tribal Party Politics

Cllr Bob Piper, the author of one of the more entertaining councillor blogs, wrote a very interesting post about loyalty to the "party" a couple of days ago.  I think it must be weighing on his mind because today he follows up with another post on the relevance of political Read more…

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