We offer councillors a diverse range of support and we're here for you every step of the way in your journey as a councillor. Refine your leadership skills with our councillor e-learning modules and workbooks, expand your knowledge and networks at our councillor events, and subscribe to our local government e-bulletins on the policy areas that most interest you.
Congratulations on being elected as a councillor. In becoming a councillor, you are automatically eligible to access our support for councillors – so, welcome!
As we navigate the current landscape – affected by the health and social challenges of recent years, the continuing conflict in Ukraine, and the cost of living challenges being faced by residents and businesses – local government continues to demonstrate its critical role in society. There are, of course, significant opportunities for development, such as through the Levelling Up agenda, and the many other ways local government touches and improves the lives of people. Here at the Local Government Association (LGA), we consistently make the case for local action and leadership, ensuring that Government hears why it is so important that councils have a leading role in responding to issues on the ground.
National welcome virtual event for newly elected councillors – Tuesday 20 June 2023, 5.30pm–7.30pm
All newly elected councillors from across the country are invited to attend our national welcome virtual event, to be hosted on Zoom.
We work with councils to demonstrate to Government that when local councils can lead, there are better outcomes for our communities.
In the video below, our Chairman Councillor James Jamieson welcomes all new councillors to the Local Government Association. Access the full video transcript
The LGA is a politically led, cross-party organisation that works on behalf of councils to ensure local government has a strong, credible voice with national government. We aim to influence and set the political agenda on the issues that matter to councils so they are able to deliver local solutions to national problems. We provide a range of practical support to enable local authorities to exploit the opportunities that this approach to improvement provides.
We work closely with councils to ensure that we continue to deliver the support that you need, and this is reflected in our 2023/24 sector support offer for councils. You can find out more about the work we do and the support we offer, such as development and learning opportunities available to you, through this hub. We hope you find this helpful in the important role you have as a councillor and do make the most of the resources we have to offer.
Our councillor e-learning platform and councillor workbooks offer valuable information on a range of topics relevant to councillors across a range of policy areas. We also suggest you browse our councillor development programmes Leadership Essentials and Focus on Leadership – and our councillor development resources.
Our four political groups – Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Independent – also keep councillors abreast of political news and events.