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.


Peter Campbell, Public Affairs and Communications Manager

Peter Campbell works closely with the Chairman and Chief Executive on their communications with councils. Peter has over ten years’ experience in public affairs and joined the LGA in October 2018, having previously worked for a public affairs consultancy and business trade associations.


Thomas Leighton, Public Affairs and Campaigns Adviser

Tom Leighton is the LGA's public affairs lead on finance and business rates, housing and homelessness, planning, welfare, the environment, and waste and recycling. He leads the LGA’s parliamentary lobbying on the 2019 Spending Review, the Tenant Fees Act, and the implementation of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2018. Tom joined the LGA in June 2016, having previously worked as in local government.


Iredia Oboh, Public Affairs and Campaigns Adviser

Iredia is the LGA’s public affairs lead on community wellbeing, including adult social care, public health and mental health (including the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill). Iredia also leads on education, children’s social care, digital and culture, tourism and sport. Iredia joined the LGA in August 2018, having previously worked for the General Medical Council.


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. Laura joined the LGA in April 2019, having previously worked for a political monitoring organisation.