Posts in Category: Local Democracy and Governance

WLGA pays tribute as Mark Drakeford steps down as First Minister 

Councillor Andrew Morgan OBE, Leader of the WLGA said: "On behalf of the WLGA and local government, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the outstanding leadership and unwavering dedication that Mark Drakeford has shown during his... read more
Tuesday, 19 March 2024 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

WLGA Leader pays tribute to outgoing Presiding Officer and Bridgend County Borough Council Leader 

The Leader of the WLGA, Councillor Andrew Morgan, has paid tribute to Councillor Huw David OBE following the announcement that he is to stand down as Leader of Bridgend County Borough Council at the authority’s upcoming AGM. Councillor David was... read more
Wednesday, 06 March 2024 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

WLGA calls on new Prime Minister to “help councils help communities” 

The WLGA has today congratulated Liz Truss following the announcement that she is to become the UK’s new Prime Minister but called on her to intervene immediately in the financial crisis gripping the country. Councillor Andrew Morgan... read more
Tuesday, 06 September 2022 Categories: Finance and Resources Local Democracy and Governance News

Joint statement by the 22 council leaders in Wales: Fair and respectful election campaign 

At Friday’s WLGA Executive Board, council leaders agreed to make a joint statement calling on all councillors and candidates at May’s local elections to commit to a fair and respectful election campaign: We are all too familiar with the... read more
Wednesday, 02 February 2022 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

Promoting diversity among councillors 

by WLGA Leader, Councillor Andrew Morgan
This year’s local elections in May will be a chance to make significant strides for diversity in local government, as all seats across Wales’ 22 councils will be contested. We all know the current situation in our council chambers; councillors... read more
Friday, 14 January 2022 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

WLGA responds to Care Forum Wales criticisms 

The WLGA has defended councils and the dedicated social care workforce following Care Forum Wales’ insulting and unsubstantiated comments made in response to the Welsh Government’s welcome announcement of additional funding for social care. ... read more
Tuesday, 14 September 2021 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News Social Services

25 Year Anniversary of the establishment of Wales’ 22 local authorities and the Welsh Local Government Association 

Addressing WLGA Council on 25th March, Councillor Huw David (Bridgend), WLGA Presiding Officer said: “The 1st April 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of our 22 unitary authorities and the WLGA.” “Ordinarily, we would... read more
Thursday, 01 April 2021 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

Councils commit to ambitious action on diversity 

An ambitious Diversity in Democracy programme has been agreed by WLGA to ensure council chambers are more representative of their communities following local elections in May 2022. On Friday, on the eve of International Women’s Day, WLGA Council... read more
Monday, 08 March 2021 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

WLGA launches manifesto for Senedd 2021 elections 

In advance of the Senedd elections in May 2021, the WLGA is launching a bold manifesto setting out its priorities to deliver more for our local communities. The WLGA is the representative body of Wales’ 22 councils, and leaders have set out how... read more
Monday, 23 November 2020 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

​Local Government and Elections Bill passed by Senedd 

The Senedd has today passed the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill which will introduce a range of local government reforms over the course of the next 18 months. The Bill is one of only two to be considered by the Senedd during COVID 19 ... read more
Wednesday, 18 November 2020 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance Local Government Reform News

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