David Cameron has launched a major policy green paper outlining Conservative plans to give power back to local communities.
He explained that “decentralisation, devolution and empowerment” are naturally part of a Conservative approach to government, and stressed the importance of an “empowering state” rather than an “overpowering state”.
‘Control Shift’, our decentralisation green paper, outlines a series of policies that will see powers transferred from the central state to local people and local institutions:
Caroline Spelman, the Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, said, "It’s not just about empowering local government; we want to empower the people it serves so that they can have more say in how much of their money they want their council to spend on their behalf.”
Read David Cameron's Guardian article on decentralisation
Read Alistair Cooke's blog post on the history of Conservatives and decentralisation
Localism Policy Paper - Control Shift
David Cameron and Caroline Spelman speak at the launch of a major policy green paper outlining Conservative plans to give power back to local communities.
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