English local government was founded on the basis of delivering the solutions to the great social issues of the day. Victorian local government built our sewers and created the first utility companies to cleanse our cities. After the wars of the 20th century, councils built homes for heroes. In the 1980s, we re-skilled the workers of England's closed factories.
The great political and social problem today is jobs and growth. Young people need jobs. Businesses need customers. High streets need hope. Autonomous local government could unleash new local economic growth for our businesses and help create new jobs for residents.
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