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Local Government Bulletin , 1967-1974


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  • 1967-1974

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  • English

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PUB 145/1-2

Biographical / Historical

The Local Government Bulletin was a simple, 4-page, foolscap-format newsletter printed by the Local Government Department at Conservative Central Office, from July 1967 (Issue no.1). It was published irregularly, but usually at intervals of between one to three months.

The foreword to this first issue was written by Arthur Jones, Chairman of the National Advisory Committee on Local Government: 'In carrying out the enormous responsibilities which have been placed on us, there is a great deal that we can do to help one another. The movement of ideas between all Conservatives involved in local government has a vital part to play in this process of mutual aid. That is why I welcome the publication of this “Local Government Bulletin”, which will appear regularly. It will provide a useful channel for distributing information about local government – schemes introduced by one local Conservative council which may be of interest to others, brief comments on the policies and actions of the Government, short analyses of the new ideas about local government which are continually being thrown up, outlines of the Party's attitude to specific subjects. The scope of this publication must necessarily be limited. It will be a political information bulletin rather than an academic survey of events. Its objective must clearly be to make the job of Conservative Group Leaders, committee-Chairmen, and Councillors a little less onerous, and perhaps to provide them with new ideas and political ammunition.'

No copies of The Bulletin are held between October 1970 (No. 34) and June 1974 (No. 70).

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