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Labour’s Local Government Team

The LGA Labour Group

What is the LGA Labour Group?

The LGA Labour Group exists to fight the corner for Labour councillors at a national level. It represents the interests of Labour councillors both within the cross-party Local Government Association and with the Labour Party at Westminster.


What is the LGA?

The Local Government Association (LGA) is a politically-led, cross-party organisation that works on behalf of councils to ensure local government has a strong, credible voice within national government. The LGA aims to influence and set the political agenda on the issues that matter to councils and communities so they are able to deliver local solutions to national problems.

LGA Labour Group

The Group provides a strong voice for Labour councillors and acts as a platform for ideas and argument for all those committed to an effective localist element to Labour politics and policies.

The LGA Labour Group has good working relationships with the Parliamentary Labour Party and the Labour Party Head Office, and holds frequent meetings, events and workshops with Labour councillor across the country. The Group influences policy and political decisions through communications, publications and regular meetings between its leading members and senior national politicians.

The current Leader of the LGA Labour Group is Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle Council.

You can find out more on the LGA Labour Group’s website:

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