With his premiership now well under way, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has some huge challenges ahead of him, not least Brexit.
It is a great honour to be the new Chairman of the LGA, and I enjoyed meeting many of you at our annual conference in Bournemouth in early July.
I am looking forward to seeing many of you in Bournemouth from 2-4 July, at the LGA’s annual conference.
This time last year, I was writing about the appointment of James Brokenshire as Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary, and his plans to consult on banning combustible materials on high-rise buildings.
It is a huge privilege and honour to be elected by our residents to represent them on their local councils, and to try to make a difference to them and the areas in which we live.
Last year, the Government finally accepted the LGA’s long-standing call to scrap the housing borrowing cap.
While we await the timetable for the 2019 Spending Review, the LGA has already launched its campaign for more funding for councils.