LGA spotlight

  • General Election results - our on the day briefing

    Gordon Brown returned to Downing Street this morning as Britain woke to the uncertainties of its first hung Parliament for 36 years. As the final counts were declared, David Cameron's Tories were on course to become the largest party in the Commons but remain short of the 326 needed for a majority.

    Added on: 10 May 2010
    Polling station
  • New MPs to watch - on the day briefing for member councils

    Yesterday’s General Election has resulted in many new MPs being elected to Parliament. The LGA has identified some of the figures from each Party with a strong local government background who may be key figures in future discussions on the balance of power between central and local government and other important issues affecting councils.

    Added on: 10 May 2010
    Parliament, Westminster
  • Council Worker of the Year Awards 2010 - Vote now!

    23 finalists from authorities across the UK have battled it out for a place in the finals, now it's over to you to decide who should win. The award champions the unsung heroes of local government who go that extra mile on a daily basis.

    Added on: 18 May 2010
  • About local government - LGA quick guide

    The LGA's quick guide to local government will help MPs' researchers and caseworkers undertand where they can find the answers to questions they are asked by constituents that are often a matter for the local council. It also explains what the LGA Group does and how the organisations within the group can help.

    Added on: 7 May 2010
    LGA quick guide to local government
  • LGA Group Annual Conference & Exhibition - 6 - 8 July, Bournemouth 2010

    This year's conference is split into three themed days - Reputation, The Economy and Total Place. Hear from key speakers in a variety of plenary, workshop and fringe events, or visit our large exhibition of over 100 stands. Book you place now!

    Added on: 23 April 2010
    image copyright; Duncan Nichol Robertson
  • The LGA website - a service for our member councils

    This website contains a wealth of information about the work the LGA does on behalf of its member councils. From today the majority of content will be reserved for LGA member councils only and will be indicated with a red 'm' symbol. Find out more

    Added on: 6 April 2010
    LGA member council content symbol - white M in red circle

Gala Awards Dinner - 8 July

The LGA group annual conference takes place in Bournemouth this July. To celebrate the past, present and future stars of local government join us at the Gala Awards Dinner 2010, hosted by Jeremy Vine.

Find out more about the conference and book your place at the dinner.


  • Lessons from local government

    Lessons from local government Westminster could learn from the experience of local government about running a coalition, write Professors Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher.

  • Big Ben

    Party politics The leaders of the LGA political groups give their verdicts on the local and general election results

LGA Group services

  • A-Z of LGA Group services The LGA Group is six national bodies working together to contribute to the success of local government.

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