Newly elected councillor event, 11 June 2021

Download the presentations and access resources for newly elected councillors.


Resources for newly elected councillors

New Councillor Hub

The new councillor hub, provides you with all the essential information you may need as a newly elected councillor and is a useful addition to the support and guidance you will receive from your own council.

E-Learning Modules

Through the platform, users can create a bespoke learning programme, choosing the modules most relevant to their individual needs and interests, and allowing them to fit their learning around work or other commitments.

Councillor workbooks

The LGA has produced a series of distance learning materials, covering a number of topics, in the form of workbooks.


Pre-recorded political leadership webinars supporting councillors and political leaders:

Leadership Essentials

A series of programmes designed as themed learning opportunities for councillors. Each event concentrates on a specific portfolio area or a specific theme.

LGA Events Programme

Covering a wide range of local government topics and best practice, our easy-to-access virtual events programme will provide you with relevant content and access to speakers from within and outside local government.

LG Inform

Brings together in one accessible place a range of key performance data for authorities, alongside contextual and financial information, in an online tool. Users can view data from over 6,600 individual items, make comparisons between their authority and other councils or groups of councils. 

To generate your own ward profile you can go to Basic facts about Melton Craven Ward, and click on ‘Melton Craven’ in the search box at the top of the screen and enter your ward’s name to generate a tailored profile.

“I-spy” my ward

A virtual ward walk about knowing and engaging your community.

21st Century Councillor

A research report from July 2016 which reflects on the roles that councillors are playing, or recognise that they will need to be playing, within their organisations and localities.

Sector-led improvement

Information on the LGA’s offers.