We will wait to see if the one-off £1.8 billion funding pledge for NHS hospital equipment and upgrades is worth the paper it’s written on.
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.
The need to act on climate change is urgent and real. I’m pleased to see that Labour councils are leading the way in responding to the climate emergency.
This is a big year for us. It will bring a changed UK-EU relationship and possible Parliamentary elections, while we continue to help our communities to thrive in an¬ ever-challenging funding environment.
The LGA’s annual conference 2019 in Bournemouth was a great opportunity to meet Labour councillors from across England and Wales, and to discuss the challenges and opportunities they have faced over the past year.
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.
“Councillors are the hardest-working elected representatives in our country.”