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.

Our team offers a range of services to journalists including:

  • issuing press releases
  • providing briefings and reactive statements
  • arranging broadcast interviews and; 
  • offering local case studies.

We have spokespeople available to talk on a wide array of topics including adult social care, child protection, education, housing, environment, finance, transport and public health.

You can call the media office 24/7 on 020 7664 3333 (out-of-hours voicemail will detail the on-duty press officer), email on or contact a member of the team directly using their details below.

You can also follow us on Twitter at

Cherie Willers (Head of News and Internal Communications)


Telephone: 0207 664 3120


Lynne Morris Deputy Head of News and Internal Communications)

Public Health, Community Safety, Fire


Telephone: 020 7664 3282


Greg Burns (Senior Media Relations Officer)

Finance, Workforce, EU


Telephone: 020 7664 3184


Matthew Cooper (Senior Media Relations Officer)

Economic Growth, Environment, Transport, Housing


Telephone: 020 7664 3007


Victoria Daly (Senior Media Relations Officer)

Adult services


Telephone: 020 7664 3308


Chris Fay (Senior Media Relations Officer)

Devolution, Health


Telephone: 020 7664 3147


Ruth Pott-Negrine (Senior Media Relations Officer)

Education, Children's Services, Improvement, Digital Councils


Telephone: 020 7664 3351


James Alexandre (Media Services Officer)

Culture, Tourism and Sport

Telephone: 020 7664 3244