Social media guidance for councillors

The LGA has produced a series of guides to support councillors in using social media.


Effective communication is vital for councillors. Social media can play a key role in achieving this, provided it is used in the right way.

Social media can enable councillors to:

  • promote the work they are doing to a variety of audiences
  • engage with residents, businesses and community groups
  • listen to conversations and issues going on in their local areas.

The series of guides below explain how to use various social media platforms, provide advice on creating good content, give tips on accessibility and best practice, and show the best ways to engage in healthy debate and tackle online abuse.