Phil Hogan: has promised the most dramatic change to local democracy in a century. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The need for urgent reform of our political system unites politicians, commentators and public alike. Reform needs to happen at all levels of our demo(...)

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan said the Local Government Bill  would devolve power to local and regional level. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Legislation that will result in the biggest change in local government structures has been published by Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan. The L(...)