The LGA Labour Group exists to provide a strong voice for Labour in local government. We represent and support Labour Groups in England and Wales and the Labour councillors within them.
LGA Labour Climate Emergency
At the Local Government Association annual conference in 2019, the LGA declared a Climate Emergency following a Labour-led motion and amendment to the General Assembly. LGA Labour called on the cross-party LGA to declare a climate emergency, and asked the LGA to commit to supporting councils in their work to tackle climate change by providing a strong unified voice for councils in lobbying for support to address this emergency, and sharing best practice across all councils. Labour in local government continues to champion this important agenda and are taking action up and down the country. The LGA Labour Group has produced a website and a number of resources to support Labour in local government in their work in this area, ensuring that Labour-run councils and Labour Groups have access to case studies, best practice, how-to guides, campaign materials and much more.
The 2019 LGA Labour Annual Report and Review was launched at the 2019 LGA Annual Conference and includes contributions from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, LGA Labour leader Nick Forbes, Cllr Farah Hussein writing about the LGA Labour Women’s Taskforce, an annual NEC report from Cllr Alice Perry, reports from each of the 10 LGA Labour policy leads, local elections analysis, and an in-depth look at all aspects of the work of the Labour Group.
100 More Innovations in Power showcases the innovations by Labour councils and the differences that this is making to the communities they represent.
LGA Labour Women’s Taskforce
The LGA Labour Women’s Taskforce was established in Spring 2018 to look at the challenges faced by women in local government, and what we in the LGA Labour Group can do to support women who want to become councillors and who are already councillors.
Parental leave policy for councillors
The LGA Labour Women’s Taskforce has drawn up a model parental leave policy that can be used by Labour Groups and by full councils.
The Labour Party Conference takes place on 21-25 September 2019 in Brighton. Download the full conference programme and flyer.