The General Election provides a great opportunity to elect a government that is capable of delivering a successful Brexit, has a good record on managing the economy and cares for its citizens’ welfare.
It was great to see so many Conservative councillors in Manchester for our party conference in October.
The £3.5 billion in funding for local services announced in the Spending Round in September was warmly welcomed by Conservative councillors across the country.
I was delighted to hear Boris Johnson, our new Prime Minister, affirm that action to address climate change is at the ‘absolute core’ of the Government’s priorities.
I would like to thank my predecessor, Cllr James Jamieson, the new LGA Chairman, for his hard work over the past year and wish him success in his new role.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our outgoing LGA Chairman, Lord Porter, for all that he has achieved for local government over the past four years.