We are the national voice of local government, working with councils to support, promote and improve local government.


What is the LGA Local Government Association

What is the LGA?

We are a politically-led, cross-party organisation that works on behalf of councils to ensure local government has a strong, credible voice with national government. We aim to influence and set the political agenda on the issues that matter to councils so they are able to deliver local solutions to national problems.

Who are our members?

We are a membership organisation. All English councils are members of the LGA* (414 authorities in total). These members include 349 English councils, the 22 Welsh councils via the Welsh LGA, 31 fire authorities, 10 national parks and one town council. *With the exception of the London Boroughs of Barnet, Bromley and Wandsworth.

Our business plan

Our focus is on achieving four outcomes:
1. Funding for local government
2. Devolution
3. Promoting health and wellbeing
4. Economic growth, jobs and housing
5. Sector-led improvement
LGA Business Plan  (PDF)

Our staff

We publish the following information in relation to the Local Government Transparency Code:

LGA publication Scheme (webpage)