Julia Stapleton

Julia Stapleton is Reader in Politics in the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University.

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A Labour politics of localism for England

Julia Stapleton

A priority for the Labour party should be the transformation of the localist agenda that has assumed pride of place in the government’s plans for devolution in England. Concentrated heavily on metropolitan areas—‘city-regions’—particularly in the north of England, this agenda lacks both democratic legitimacy and the capacity to enhance local and national identities. Further, it threatens to…