What are Corbyn’s views on local government?

… “We should enable individual councils and consortia of authorities to plan and implement schemes, giving them power to raise funds in new ways such as local bond issues. Every pound raised for local projects should be spent on local projects, not leached away into financiers’ profits. We cannot afford to repeat the mistake of previous Labour administrations in demanding that projects be funded through wasteful PFI schemes.

The National Investment Bank that I have proposed would play a key role in facilitating finance for such devolved projects that met strategic objectives.

This would signal a major shift of power to local government from the Treasury, DCLG and DECC, and should be accompanied by strong community involvement before and during the statutory consenting process. Unlike the Tories, Labour should not make devolution of new powers conditional on moving towards elected mayors. I value a collegiate decision-making process in which power does not reside in an individual operating behind closed doors (something our parliamentary party could benefit from too!), but where all members of a local authority have a strong democratic role.” …

…”Council housing has to play the central role in tackling the housing crisis and kick-starting local economies. A new era of council housing should embrace its founding purpose: to host diverse, sustainable communities, not become the economic ghetto the Tories seek to create.

This new generation of council housing, must blaze a trail in sustainable housing – carbon neutral if possible and with minimum standards to ensure high quality housing for all. Construction and repairs should be undertaken by revitalised direct labour organisations wherever possible.” …

http://lgalabour.local.gov.uk/documents/330956/7416908/Jeremy+Corbyn.pdf/d2569268-f869-4271-8b5d-23c3fc131fa0

Can’t see some of this going down well in some quarters …