An introduction to the LGA for councillors

In this section you will find out more about the LGA, the policy areas we cover, our events programme, an introduction to our improvement work and more.


Who we are and what we do

The LGA is the national membership body for local authorities. We are a politically-led and cross-party organisation, and we work on behalf of our member councils to support, promote and improve local government.

There are four political groups at the LGA – Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Independent – each supported by a group office.

Service-specific policy areas

Councils have an array of responsibilities which fall into a wide range of policy areas. 

Our support

Our sector support offer is shaped through direct engagement with the sector to ensure that local authorities have the support they most need to improve and respond to a wide range of challenges and opportunities.

LGA events programme

Our current virtual events programme is easy-to-access and will provide you with a range of relevant content and access to speakers from within and outside local government.