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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact a member of the team directly using their details below.
You can also follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/LGANews.
Matt Nicholls (Head of News and Internal Communications)
LGA corporate affairs
Telephone: 020 7664 3225
Simon Ward (Deputy Head of News and Internal Communications)
Telephone: 020 7664 3147
Kayleigh Sandwell (Media Relations Assistant)
All general enquiries
Telephone: 020 7664 3282
Matthew Cooper (Senior Media Relations Officer)
Economic Growth, Public Health, Housing and planning,
Telephone: 020 7664 3007
Greg Burns (Senior Media Relations Officer)
Community safety, Transport, European and International
Telephone: 020 7664 3184
Victoria Daly (Senior Media Relations Officer)
Children's and adult services, Culture, tourism and sport
Telephone: 020 7664 3308
Ruth Pott-Negrine (Senior Media Relations Officer)
Education, Environment, Improvement
Telephone: 020 7664 3351