Tag - LGA

The Local Government Association (LGA) represents 414 local authorities in England plus the 22 Welsh councils via the Welsh LGA, 31 fire authorities, 10 national parks and one town council. Created in 1997, its leadership is based on the political control of councils and includes independent local authorities in its make-up. It lobbies central government and Whitehall departments to ensure councils are heard in the national political debates. It is a cross party organisation, led by whichever party has the biggest majority in local councils.