James Jamieson

  • We will continue to help councils reach their climate action goals

    24 November 2021

    Local Government Association chair Cllr James Jamieson says: 'We were pleased the final text of the Glasgow Agreement recognised the urgent need for multi-level and co-operative action and the important role of local and regional governments.'


  • Michael Gove must ensure councils get the resources and freedoms they need

    27 September 2021

    With significant ministerial changes at the top of the newly-named Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities there will be many big issues on the agenda, not least how councils can support levelling up plans, says James Jamieson.


  • Keeping the public and the frontline safe

    17 February 2021

    Councils have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic, says Cllr James Jamieson, and they want to play a full part in vaccine roll out to the public and to frontline workers


  • Councils need a 'rock-solid' commitment on crisis funding

    21 April 2020

    Chairman of the LGA Cllr James Jamieson says Robert Jenrick has reiterated his promise that councils will get all the resources they need to cope with this pandemic. He adds: 'This will need to be rock-solid.'


  • We want to work with new Government 'to help deliver on our shared ambitions'

    16 December 2019

    One of Boris Johnson's key priorities must be to publish the provisional Finance Settlement quickly - and the LGA agrees with the Government's position that we need to get away from ‘Whitehall knows best’, says chairman Cllr James Jamieson.


  • We need the power

    15 October 2019

    The Queen's Speech made it clear that Government has been listening to the LGA on some key issues, says James Jamieson - 'but we now need a long-term settlement that gives local government the powers, money and certainty to transform their areas'.


  • Give councils the powers, funding and tools they need to deliver

    14 August 2019

    James Jamieson has a message for Boris Johnson: Give us the powers, freedoms, flexibilities and funding and we will deliver your post-Brexit vision that transforms this country for the better.