Every year the LGA political groups nominate Vice Presidents to act as champions for local government in Parliament and Europe. They are formally confirmed at the Annual LGA General Assembly every July.
The LGA's Public Affairs and Campaigns team seeks to work closely with this group of MPs, Peers and MEPs. Vice Presidents usually have a strong background in local government and are committed to supporting LGA priorities in Westminster.
The Labour Vice Presidents for 2016/17 are:
Clive Betts MP (Sheffield South East)
Catherine McKinnell MP (Newcastle North)
Steve Reed MP (Corydon North)
Wes Streeting MP (Ilford North)
Catherine West MP (Hornsey and Wood Green)
Lord (Jeremy) Beecham
Lord (Roy) Kennedy of Southwark
Baroness (Angela) Smith of Basildon
Lord (Peter) Smith of Leigh
Lord (Larry) Whitty
Dame Glenis Willmott
Derek Vaughan MEP (Wales)
Jim McMahon MP (Oldham West and Royton)