Some of the latest news from the LGA Labour Group Office, including comments from the leader of the LGA Labour Group, Cllr Nick Forbes CBE, blogs, and recent articles about Labour in local government.
Thank you for your letter regarding this year’s NJC pay negotiations, and the decision of the LGA Executive Advisory Board to reject the recommendation from the National Employers to make representations to the government for a special pay award.
LGA Labour and LabourList hosted the local government week ahead of the Labour Local Government Conference 2020 on 7-8 February. This was used as a chance for us to showcase the great contribution of Labour councils in power and opposition, and discuss. Please have a read of some of the articles written by our brilliant councillors, MPs and trade unionists, about their experiences of local government.
I am writing to you as Labour’s leader in local government to offer a special thank you for your huge efforts in last week’s election.
We are writing in response to your call for ideas to ensure the next Labour government can genuinely rebuild and transform our country and our society. As Labour councillors and Mayors we will be giving everything we can to elect a Labour Government because this is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to permanently shift power out of Westminster and into the hands of local people.
Andrew Gwynne MP, shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.