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The New Local Government Network has called for public places to be named after celebrities, claiming that it gives a unique identity to an area. It suggests that councils should organised public votes to rename public spaces after successful local citizens, which would ‘help celebrate our identity and remember British history’, by rejecting dull and uninspiring names such as Sycamore Close or Fairview Street. Local government minister John Healey has backed the idea, saying it would be ‘great for local democracy and local pride’.