LGIU News and local government updates

Keep up to date with the latest local government developments in our core membership countries and beyond. In this section, you’ll also find LGIU’s press commentary, campaign work and more.

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Daily News

Essential reading for LGIU members, Daily News brings you the top local government news stories across the media in your country. It also connects you with your latest LGIU member resources as they are published. Go to Daily News.

Local elections England: 2024

The LGIU exists to make local democracy around the world collectively stronger. Our election focus includes supporting our members in the election period with vital information, election commentary, training for new councillors and research and analysis of related issues such as voter ID and the spread of misinformation. Go local elections 2024


Our team of leading experts provide regular commentary on a wide range of local government issues. For all press enquiries, please contact Jen Pufky on 020 7554 2800 or 07825 617 927 or by email on [email protected]. Go to press centre.


Sign-up to the LGIU’s local government newsletters. Global Local showcases news and inspiring practice internationally and And Finally…is a Friday round-up of the LGIU and local government week. Go to newsletters.

Policy round-ups

The latest developments, consultations, legislation progress and research reports relating to a key topic are brought together in policy round-ups. They are quick, informative reads to keep you up to speed on subjects ranging from housing to social care to children and young people.


LGIU’s ongoing campaign is for the future of local government and its vital role in our communities and lives. There are differences across countries but together with our members we identified three core elements essential to sustainable local government going forward – sustainable finance, trust and participation. Go to LGIU@40.

All Party Parliamentary Group on local government

The LGIU has been providing secretariat support for the APPG on local government in the UK for more than a decade. The APPG is a cross-party group of MPs and focuses on a range of issues affecting local government across the UK. Go to APPG.

Supporting local government every day

LGIU exists to make local democracy around the world collectively stronger, through shared ideas, resources and connections. So local government is empowered to tackle the biggest challenges we’re all facing, today and in the future.

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