Local government in the UK is a dog’s breakfast. It is a mixture of different structures and electoral systems which is dizzying in its complexity. But change is on the horizon. We have single-tier metropolitan and city councils with responsibility for all local government functions. In other areas you have double-tier areas with county councils […]
Author: Andrew Cooper
Andrew has been a Green Party councillor on Kirklees Council since 1999. He is the Green Party's energy spokesperson and has initiated a number of pioneering policies including proposing the first universally free insulation scheme in Kirklees in 2007. Andrew has also been a delegate to four UN climate change talks and in 2018 influenced the global agreement to give more say at a local and regional level on action to reduce carbon emissions.