We’re still moving forward

By Heather Jameson | 22 May 2023

Cllr James Jamieson reflects on a challenging period for the sector as he marks more than four years as chairman of the Local Government Association. He tells Heather Jameson his original priorities for the organisation and applauds how far it has come

Even before the local elections, which saw a massive swing to Labour and the balance of power at the Local Government Association (LGA) switch, Conservative chairman Cllr James Jamieson was always going to step down from his post. Under Tory group rules, there is a term limit and his time is up.

As he took on the mantel in summer 2019, the LGA’s leadership race had paralleled a national race – with Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt in the final running.

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