Two leading councillors, Sir Richard Leese (Labour), leader of Manchester City Council, and Kevin Bentley (Conservative), deputy leader of Essex County Council, write about Adult Community Education in Local Government First, the Local Government Association’s magazine. Kevin Bentley also chairs the LGA’s People & Places Board.

Skills investment, they say, “must include local ACE services”. “Councillors have a vital advocacy role in making their local adult and community education services the best they can be”. Read their article here.