Every year the four political groups at the LGA invite parliamentary representatives from the House of Commons, House of Lords, and European Parliament to be our Vice-Presidents. These are then discussed and appointed by the General Assembly. All have an association with local government and act as its champions in their daily lives. The current list of Vice-Presidents for 2014/15 is below.

President – Lord Richard Best (Crossbench)

Stewart Jackson MP Peterborough Conservative
Henry Smith MP Crawley Conservative
Charles Walker MP Broxbourne Conservative
Heather Wheeler MP South Derbyshire Conservative
Margot James MP Stourbridge Conservative
Baroness Eaton   Conservative
Lord Whitby of Harborne*   Conservative
Julie Girling MEP South West England and Gibraltar Conservative
Andrew Lewer MEP* East Midlands Conservative
Clive Betts MP Sheffield South East Labour
Louise Ellman MP Liverpool Riverside Labour
Ian Mearns MP Gateshead Labour
Andy Sawford MP Corby Labour
Steve Reed MP Croydon North Labour
Lord Beecham   Labour
Baroness Smith of Basildon   Labour
Lord Smith of Leigh   Labour
Lord Whitty   Labour
Richard Howitt MEP East of England Labour
Derek Vaughan MEP Wales Labour
Gordon Birtwistle MP Burnley Liberal Democrat
Annette Brooke MP Mid Dorset and Poole North Liberal Democrat
Julian Huppert MP Cambridge Liberal Democrat
John Pugh MP* Southport Liberal Democrat
Tim Farron MP* West Morland and Lonsdale Liberal Democrat
Baroness Barker   Liberal Democrat
Lord Greaves   Liberal Democrat
Baroness Maddock   Liberal Democrat
Lord Shipley   Liberal Democrat
Lord Tope   Liberal Democrat
Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville*   Liberal Democrat
Catherine Bearder MEP South East England Liberal Democrat
Lord Alton   Crossbench
Lord Bichard   Crossbench
Baroness Greengross   Crossbench
Baroness Howarth   Crossbench
Lord Ouseley   Crossbench
Lord Adebowale   Crossbench
Lord Laming   Crossbench
Earl of Lytton   Crossbench
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb*   Green
Keith Taylor MEP South East England Green
Lord Pearson of Rannoch*   UKIP


* denotes new appointment for 2014