Published: 27th May 2011

Up and down the country new political leaderships are being installed as a result either of political change of control or personnel changes. As part of a series of columns examining the positive side of local government I would like to offer some advice. I am of course completely unqualified to do so and you will be getting plenty of other advice so I can feel comfortable I am not doing too much harm. It appears to be traditional to have ten maxims, so here we are: 1. Clearly articulate a vision as to how you wish to see your place develop. Few of us came into politics without a desire to change things; set out what you want as your desirable objectives and then consider what needs to change. 2. Do not get sucked into simply being part of the chief executive’s management regime. Your job is not simply … (To read the full article, subscribe below)