LGA axes conference due to election clash

By Heather Jameson | 24 May 2024

The Local Government Association has officially cancelled its annual conference after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called the General Election that clashed with the event.

The LGA board made the decision to axe the conference, due to take place 2-4 July in Harrogate, while voters are due to go to the polls on 4 July. 

However, it will continue with a remote annual assembly on 2 July, and is ‘actively exploring’ options for members to meet later in the year.

A spokesperson said: ‘The LGA Annual Conference and Exhibition is an important part of the local government calendar, offering a great opportunity for the sector to come together to learn, to meet colleagues from across the country and to discuss issues of vital importance.

‘We know that this will be disappointing for our members, partners, exhibitors and supporters – as well as our staff who have worked hard to produce a great programme for everyone.’

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