Cllr Awards 2022 is approaching and nominations open soon!

We are looking forward to gathering together to celebrate councillors and all that they do for our communities. Check back for updates on the event soon.

Congratulations to the 2021 LGIU & CCLA Cllr Awards winners!

The Cllr Awards, in partnership with CCLA, is the only national awards ceremony that celebrates the vital work of individual councillors across England, Wales and Scotland who make a difference in our communities.

The winners at the 4th annual Cllr Awards in Scotland were unveiled on Wednesday, 24 November at Glasgow City Chambers. 

The winners at the 12th annual Cllr Awards in England and Wales were revealed on Wednesday, 1 December at Camden Council, 5 Pancras Square, London. 

England & Wales

2021 Winners

Community Champion

  • Cllr Kevin Etheridge – Caerphilly County Borough Council

Environment and Sustainability Pioneer

  • Cllr Angeliki Stogia – Manchester City Council

Innovation and Service Transformation

  • Cllr Paul Bell – Lewisham Council

Leader of the Year

  • Cllr Georgia Gould – Camden Council

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Cllr Sheila Peacock – Haringey Council

Resilience and Recovery

  • Cllr Paulette Hamilton – Birmingham City Council

Young Councillor of the Year

  • Cllr Amy Heley – Brighton and Hove City Council

This year’s Awards are only possible thanks to the generous support of our founding partners CCLA.

CCLA is a leading specialist fund manager for local authorities and charities. When they began sponsoring the Cllr Awards they had 22 local authority client accounts. Today they have over 700 and this number is growing every month. CCLA are owned by their clients – their mission is to serve the whole sector, regardless of size. | [email protected]


2021 Winners 

Champion for Education

  • Cllr Claire Leitch – East Ayrshire Council

Community Champion

  • Bailie Jacqueline McLaren – Glasgow City Council

Leader of the Year

  • Cllr Susan Aitken – Glasgow City Council

Lifetime Contribution

  • Bailie Willie Sawers – Dundee City Council

New Councillor of the Year

  • Cllr Jackie McCamon – Dumfries and Galloway Council

Resilience and Recovery

  • Cllr Euan Jardine – Scottish Borders Council

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Founded in 1983 and now operating as LGIU England & Wales, LGIU Scotland, LGIU Ireland and LGIU Australia, we work for and with local authorities around the world, helping them to serve their citizens more effectively. We provide the unrivalled intelligence and support that local government needs every day and drive forward the ideas and solutions needed to provide sustainable public services in the future. Find out more.

Previous winners

Rules & Judging
Councillors may not nominate themselves and nominations for Town/Parish councillors are not accepted. The full list of Cllr Awards rules can be found here.

The winner for each award will be chosen by our judging panel, comprised of senior local government experts.

Our 2021 ceremony programmes for Scotland and England and Wales can tell you more about this year’s judges.

Previous ceremonies

2020 Cllr Awards

2019 Cllr Awards (England)

2019 Cllr Awards (Scotland)

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