Dr Paul Salveson: directly-elected regional government

Posted Posted in Co-operatives, Democracy, Devolution, Local government, Localisation, Planning, Politics, Transition, Transport

Dr Paul Salveson, like LWM’s George Morran and Cllr. Phil Davis, campaigns for directly-elected regional government. He and others from the North met on November 11th in the station pub at Sowerby Bridge, near to the Lancashire/Yorkshire border, and agreed to form a Northern ‘think tank’ to develop the case for directly-elected regional government for the North of England – […]

A call for a locally-focused approach, integrated with conventional economic development

Posted Posted in Democracy, Devolution, Economics, Economy, Employment, Globalisation, Import substitution, Local economies, Planning, Procurement, Regional economies

In a letter to the Observer, George Morran, who has a wealth of experience in local government, wrote: the case for a new approach to manufacturing (Observer, Business Sunday 29th December) needs to be taken further. The Observer article issued ‘a big challenge, but one that must be met’: “Britain must look beyond London, put faith in manufacturing and redress […]

Rebuilding of local economies and local politics

Posted Posted in Devolution, Economics, Economy, EU, Globalisation, Local economies, Local government, Localisation, Planning, Uncategorized

. It is fitting, as the last post paid tribute to LWM’s founding member George Morran, that this one takes up a theme related to the work George has undertaken for many years. LWM co-founder Colin Hines  recently wrote in response to Peter Wilby’s advice about creating: “. . . a fairer Britain with a better balance between the returns […]

George Morran – thanks for your long stint as LWM vice-chair

Posted Posted in Democracy, Government, Local government, Regional economies

Just a quick post by way of recognition and thanks to one of our key founder members. George Morran, who has been vice-chair of Localise West Midlands since 2007, has stepped down from that role – though I’m glad to say is continuing to be a member of our board. George has deputised effectively for LWM’s chairs over this time, […]