Lord Porter of Spalding – Local Government Association annual conference, 5 July 2016

"Well it doesn't seem like it's been 12 months since we were all together. But what a 12 months it's been. A spending review, our finance settlement, an Autumn statement, council elections, two budgets, and of course, the EU Referendum..."




Mark Lloyd Mark Lloyd - MJ future forum: A view from the sector, 21 April 2016

"Is it really just half a year since I was doing the same job as you inside a council. I still believe that running a council is an amazing job. It was only the chance to work for all Local Government turned my head towards this new role in the LGA..."




 Cllr Gary Porter – Local Government Association annual conference, 30 June 2015

"Who would have thought it. Just a few weeks ago I was packing my stuff up in Smith Square, Westminster, ready to send it back to South Holland in Lincolnshire...."




Cllr David Sparks Cllr David Sparks OBE – Local Government Annual Conference, 30 June 2015

"It has been a pleasure and a privilege to have been Chairman of the LGA this year. A privilege in particular to have held the post during such an eventful, even historic, 12 months....."