Michael Burton is the editorial director of The MJ, the weekly news magazine for local government and the author of The Politics of Austerity: A Recent History (Palgrave Macmillan, November 2016). He has been writing and commenting on local government and the public sector for over 25 years as editor and since 2011 editorial director of weekly magazine The MJ (Municipal Journal) and its portfolio of associated local government titles and events. His first book The Politics of Public Sector Reform from Thatcher to the Colaition (Palgrave Macmillan) appeared in 2013.
DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY
Thursday 27 June:
Oxfordshire Championship at Oxford Union, in partnership with Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of Arts
Friday 5 July:
North East Championship at Durham Sixth Form Centre
Find a list of all our previous championship events here.
SUPPORT DEBATING MATTERS
Bernie Whelan, our DM coordinator, is raising money for Debating Matters.
To stage one of our Championships for six to 12 teams costs £6,000. Find out more on Bernie’s
Wonderful fundraising page.