Judging panel: England & Wales

Every year, we receive hundreds of nominations for exceptional councillors from all over the country. The winners are selected by our expert panel of judges, drawn from across the local government sector.

Rob Bridge

Chief Executive, North Northamptonshire Council

Chris Clarkson MP

Chair, APPG on Local Government

Colin Copus

Emeritus professor of local politics, De Montfort University

Piali Das Gupta

Strategy Director, London Councils

Cllr Tudor Evans OBE

Leader of the Opposition, Plymouth City Council

Cllr Stephen George

Leader, Southend-on-Sea City Council

Lee Jagger

Relationship Manager, CCLA

Richard Kemp

Chair, Local Authorities Mutual Investment Trust

Cllr James Lewis

Leader, Leeds City Council

Cllr Michael Payne

Deputy Leader, Gedling Council

Cllr David Renard

Leader, Swindon Borough Council

Cllr Anna Smith

Leader, Cambridge City Council

Cllr Linda Taylor

Leader, Cornwall Council

Judging panel: Scotland

Every year, we receive hundreds of nominations for exceptional councillors from all over the country. The winners are selected by our expert panel of judges, drawn from across the local government sector.

Kim Fellows

Commissioning Editor LGIU Scotland

Cllr Euan Jardine

Leader, Scottish Borders Council

Douglas Lumsden

MSP Aberdeen City Council

Jane Maitland

Cllr Emeritus, Dumfries and Galloway Council

Mike McLean

Programme Manager Knowledge & Collaboration Improvement Service

James Mitchell

Professor of Public Policy School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh

Cllr Tim Pogson

The City of Edinburgh Council

Cllr Willie Sawers

Dundee City Council 2021 Cllr Awards Community Champion

Kelly Watson

Head of Local Government Relationships, CCLA