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Local Democracy & Accountability network

This year the theme of the LDA network was ‘Looking towards the future role of the Councillor’ and ‘Local Government’s Digital Agenda’. We welcomed speakers from Folkestone & Hythe District Council, De Montfort University, Department of Housing, Communities and Local Government, South East Organised Crime Unit and South East Employers. The keynote speech was delivered by Rishi Sunak MP, Minister for Local Government.

Local Government Digital DeclarationRishi Sunak MP, Minister for Local Government

Rishi Sunak MP, Minister for Local Government

The Local Government Digital Declaration, what it is and what it means for your council

Presentation not available.


Implementing a Digital Strategy

Taking Forward the Digital Strategy in Folkestone and Hythe District Council

Sarah Robson, Assistant Director, Folkestone and Hythe District Council

Sarah’s Presentation


Overview and Scrutiny New Guidance (DHCLG).

The first general government guidance on scrutiny since 2006. What will the guidance mean for your council as overview and scrutiny moves into its third decade.

Ed Hammond, Director


The Voice of the Councillor.

The Report of the De Montfort University and Municipal Journal Councillor Commission. Taking the recommendations forward.

Colin Copus, Emeritus Professor of Local Politics, De Montfort University, Leicester.

Colin’s Presentation


Councillors and Cyber Security. Why cyber security is important and the questions to ask in your council

Detective Constable Dan Maund, Police Cyber Security Advisor, SE Regional Organised Crime Unit

Dan’s Presentation



Member Development Making an Impact- SE Charter for Elected Member Development.

Deep Dive Case Studies outlining the benefits of the Charter for Member Development for Councillors, Councils and the Community

Oliver Blackwell- SEE Associate and author of the case studies

Oliver’s Presentation

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