Some of the latest news from the LGA Labour Group Office, including comments from the leader of the LGA Labour Group, Cllr Nick Forbes CBE, blogs, and recent articles about Labour in local government.

Cllr Nick Forbes responds to NJC Trade Union Side

Thank you for your letter regarding this year’s NJC pay negotiations, and the decision of the LGA Executive Advisory Board to reject the recommendation from the National Employers to make representations to the government for a special pay award. 

Local government week on LabourList​

A photo of the LGA Labour Group Logo

LGA Labour and LabourList hosted the local government week ahead of the Labour Local Government Conference 2020 on 7-8 February. This was used as a chance for us to showcase the great contribution of Labour councils in power and opposition, and discuss. Please have a read of some of the articles written by our brilliant councillors, MPs and trade unionists, about their experiences of local government.

Cllr Nick Forbes post-election message to Labour councillors: December 2019

Cllr Nick Forbes

I am writing to you as Labour’s leader in local government to offer a special thank you for your huge efforts in last week’s election. 



Letter from Labour leaders to Jeremy Corbyn: 15 November 2019​

LGA Labour Group logo

We are writing in response to your call for ideas to ensure the next Labour government can genuinely rebuild and transform our country and our society. As Labour councillors and Mayors we will be giving everything we can to elect a Labour Government because this is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to permanently shift power out of Westminster and into the hands of local people.


Speech to Labour Local Government Conference 2019

Andrew Gynne

Andrew Gwynne MP, shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.