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Trust in local government stayed strong during pandemic, researchers find

LocalGov are reporting that the public placed more trust in local authorities than national government in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the findings of a new survey.

While confidence in Westminster crumbled over the course of the crisis, it remained strong for local government.

From a high of 51% in May last year, levels of trust in national government dropped sharply to 34% after June 2020 and hit its lowest point in October 2020 at 21%.