Public Sector: Elections can offer insight

A local government comms expert has said that lessons needed to be learned from last week's elections.

Last Thursday saw major gains for Labour and London Mayor Boris Johnson re-elected as local elections and referendums were held throughout the UK.

In an online comment piece for PRWeek, Bristol City Council service director of comms and marketing Peter Holt pointed to the need to address political apathy.

He said: 'Once the dust has settled, the places that have bucked the trend with higher turnouts will be worth studying and learning from.'

He also pointed to the 'near deafening silence' from the public about the need for constitutional change.

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