The LGA Labour Group publishes a variety of reports to provide a strong voice for Labour councillors and to act as a platform for ideas and argument for all those committed to an effective localist element to Labour politics and policies.
Below you can find our latest publications.
The LGA Labour Group and Labour Party have worked together to publish a Guide for Labour Group Whips. This is in response to demand from Labour Group Whips, other Labour Group officers, the LGA Labour Women’s Taskforce and discussions with Labour Councillors. It is full of useful tips from experienced Whips and will be helpful guide for you regardless of how long you’ve held the role.
Over the last 12 months local government has faced unprecedented challenges to keep their communities safe in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Our latest publication, Communities versus Covid, showcases the innovative work done by Labour councils over the last 12 months, the heroes in our community, and articles from leading Labour councillors about Labour councils, the pandemic, and where we go from here.
Becoming a councillor can be both useful to your community and stimulating for you. Being an effective councillor requires both commitment and hard work, and that you balance the needs and interests of residents, the Labour Party, and the council itself.
100 More Innovations in Power showcases the innovations by Labour councils and the differences that this is making to the communities they represent. Following on from our successful 100 Innovations in Power booklet in 2017, over 90 Labour local authorities are referenced for their work in improving their communities in the face of 9 years of Tory austerity. If you’re looking for examples of best practice in Labour local government or ideas for your manifesto, then this booklet is a must read. You can also visit www.lgalabourinnovations.com for even more innovations of Labour in power.
Over 60 Labour Local Authorities from across England and Wales have contributed their achievements to this publication. Despite swingeing government cuts to their local budgets, Labour councils work hard to provide services and opportunities for their communities. It is a showcase of local government innovation on a national scale.
This guide is for disabled members and those running local parties, organising campaigning and events and thinking about making meetings more accessible. It has been produced in consultation with disabled members and particularly on guidance produced by both Disability Labour (the Labour Party's affiliate group for disabled members) and the Local Government Association.
Using evidence from the work of Labour councils, this report shows that despite cuts and attacks from the Tory-led Government they are working hard to put our values into practice.