LGA support for councillors

In this section you will find out more about the LGA, the policy areas we cover, our events programme, an introduction to our improvement work and more.

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Who we are and what we do

The LGA is the national membership body for local authorities. We are a politically-led and cross-party organisation, and we work on behalf of our member councils to support, promote and improve local government.

Find out more about what we do at the LGA

There are four political groups at the LGA – Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Independent – each supported by a group office.

Find out more about the LGA political groups


Service-specific policy areas

Councils have an array of responsibilities which fall into a wide range of policy areas. 

View the policy areas we cover and the range of material we have on each subject.


Introduction to our improvement offer

Each year, councillors benefit from this offer in many ways – including access to a range of learning and development opportunities, peer support and other tools and resources.

Find out more about the LGA's improvement offer


LGA events programme

Our current virtual events programme is easy-to-access and will provide you with a range of relevant content and access to speakers from within and outside local government.

View our upcoming events