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. peter.campbell@local.gov.uk


Thomas Leighton, Public Affairs and Campaigns Adviser

Tom Leighton is the LGA's public affairs lead on housing and homelessness, planning, welfare, the environment, waste and recycling, and digital connectivity. He leads the LGA’s parliamentary lobbying on the private rented sector, including the Tenant Fees Bill, and on the implementation of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017. Tom joined the LGA in June 2016, having previously worked in local government.


Catharina Paul, Public Affairs and Campaigns Adviser

Catharina Paul leads on the  LGA's public affairs engagement on Brexit, devolution, skills, welfare reform and community safety (including on the Draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill).  Catharina joined the LGA in November 2017, having previously worked for the CBI.


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.


Duncan Kenyon, Public Affairs Assistant

Duncan Kenyon 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. Duncan joined the LGA in December 2018, having previously worked in campaigning and lobbying for membership bodies.