LGA Public Affairs team


Lee Bruce, Head of Public Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement

Lee Bruce is responsible for the management of the LGA's public affairs work programme. Prior to joining the LGA, Lee worked in the charitable sector for the Woodland Trust covering the charity's parliamentary and stakeholder engagement in Westminster and Stormont.

lee.bruce@local.gov.uk


Melanie Haslam, Public Affairs and Communications Manager

Mel supports the LGA’s Chairman and Chief Executive with their speeches and communications with councils. Mel joined the LGA in June 2016, having previously worked for MPs in the House of Commons.

melanie.haslam@local.gov.uk


Jade Hall, Public Affairs and Campaigns Adviser

Jade is the LGA’s public affairs lead on community wellbeing, including adult social care, public health and mental health, and community safety, including licensing, counter-terrorism, domestic violence, and fire safety. Jade also leads on transport and air quality. Jade joined the LGA in October 2019, having previously worked for Alzheimer’s Society and ukactive.

jade.hall@local.gov.uk


Iredia Oboh, Public Affairs and Campaigns Adviser

Iredia is the LGA’s public affairs lead on local government finance issues including business rates and fair funding. Iredia also leads on education, children’s social care and covers waste and recycling. Iredia joined the LGA in August 2018, having previously worked for the General Medical Council.

iredia.oboh@local.gov.uk


Vicky Whitehead, Public Affairs and Campaigns Adviser

Vicky is the LGA’s public affairs lead on Brexit, devolution, inclusive growth, skills and jobs, housing, homelessness, climate change and the environment. In this capacity she provides the Secretariat to the APPG on Reform, Decentralisation and Devolution. Prior to joining the LGA, Vicky worked for several years in public affairs consultancy.

vicky.whitehead@local.gov.uk


Laura Johnson, Public Affairs Support Officer

Laura Johnson provides support across the public affairs team, leading on informing the LGA’s membership of its parliamentary engagement, political monitoring and supporting in the delivery of key events in Parliament and with stakeholders. Laura also leads on digital, culture, tourism and sport; improvement and One Public Estate. Laura joined the LGA in April 2019, having previously worked for a political monitoring organisation.

laura.johnson@local.gov.uk