About

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

We are a political organisation because it is our elected representatives from all different political parties that direct the organisation through our boards and panels. However, we always strive to agree a common cross-party position on issues and to speak with one voice on behalf of local government.

We aim to set the political agenda and speak in the national media on the issues that matter to council members. The LG Group covers every part of England and Wales and includes county and district councils, metropolitan and unitary councils, London boroughs, Welsh unitary councils, fire, police, national park and passenger transport authorities.

We also work with the individual political parties through the political group offices. 

News

The LGA's media office provides the national voice of local government in England and Wales on the major news issues of the day for national, regional and local press.

Contact Us

The Local Government Association (LGA) has a reception team for enquiries, and is open from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.