The LGA Labour Group publishes a variety of reports to provide a strong voice for Labour councillors and to act as a platform for ideas and argument for all those committed to an effective localist element to Labour politics and policies.
Below you can find our latest publications.
Over 60 Labour Local Authorities from across England and Wales have contributed their achievements to this publication. Despite swingeing government cuts to their local budgets, Labour councils work hard to provide services and opportunities for their communities. It is a showcase of local government innovation on a national scale.
This guide is for Labour Party members thinking about becoming a Labour Councillor. The Guide covers: - The role of a Councillor - How to go about getting selected - Being an effective Councillor.
LGA Labour Group Report and Review 2016
The LGA Labour Group Annual Report & Review 2016 is a round-up of news and activity for Labour Local Government in the last year. This includes articles from Rt. Hon. Jeremy Corbyn MP, Jon Trickett MP, Cllr Nick Forbes (Newcastle upon Tyne), Cllr Sharon Taylor (Stevenage), Mayor Marvin Rees (Bristol), Cllr Alice Perry (Islington) and Cllr Vince Maple (Medway).
The LGA Labour Group's annual Report & Review 2015 includes a round-up of news and activity for Labour Local Government in the last year. This includes articles from Rt. Hon.
Be a Labour Councillor: A guide for disabled members and local parties
This guide is for disabled members and those running local parties, organising campaigning and events and thinking about making meetings more accessible. It has been produced in consultation with disabled members and particularly on guidance produced by both Disability Labour (the Labour Party's affiliate group for disabled members) and the Local Government Association.
The LGA Labour Group's annual Report & Review 2014 includes a round-up of news and activity for Labour Local Government in the last year. This includes articles from Ed Miliband MP, Hilary Benn MP, Cllr David Sparks (Dudley), Cllr Jim McMahon (Oldham), Cllr Sharon Taylor (Stevenage), Cllr Jas Athwal (Redbridge), Cllr Sue Murphy (Manchester) and Cllr Simon Henig (Durham).
This report sets out new best practice case studies from Labour councils demonstrating how they are:
The LGA Labour Group has published the Annual Report & Review 2013. This includes lots of news and updates for Labour councillors including articles from Ed Miliband MP, Hilary Benn MP, Cllr David Sparks and local government leaders including Cllr Keith Wakefield (Leeds), Cllr Anne Western (Derbyshire), Cllr Catherine West (Islington) and Cllr Jim McMahon (Oldham).
"While the Labour Party may not be in government nationally, we are increasingly in government locally, and we are achieving a lot. It is a source of pride and inspiration for our movement that in communities across the country Labour councillors are leading the way in exceptionally tough times for local government." (Hilary Benn, Foreword)
In the immediate aftermath of the financial crash in 2008, this report began an important debate within Labour local government about how we can support and protect communities, local economies and public services during tough economic times.
Using evidence from the work of Labour councils, this report shows that despite cuts and attacks from the Tory-led Government they are working hard to put our values into practice.