Lawson Lucas Mendelsohn to lobby for LGA

Lawson Lucas Mendelsohn has this week been retained by the Local Government Association (LGA) to handle its public affairs and lobbying on an initial six-month contract.

Lawson Lucas Mendelsohn has this week been retained by the Local

Government Association (LGA) to handle its public affairs and lobbying

on an initial six-month contract.



LLM will help the association establish itself as a leading force for

change in local government legislation and make the case for a local

government bill to be included in the next Queen’s Speech.



In particular, the LGA is keen to push for a reform of local government

finance and for measures to renew democracy and probity, including

initiatives such as placing ballot boxes in supermarkets.



The agency, which worked for the association on a project basis earlier

this year, will also conduct an external audit to measure how the

association is perceived by key political audiences.



Ben Lucas, director of LLM, said: ’We’re very proud to be working for

the LGA; it is a very exciting challenge to help them win the case for

an autonomous local government that is more accountable to voters.’



LLM will report directly to Brian Briscoe, the association’s chief

executive.



The LGA represents most English and Welsh local councils as well as

fire, transport and police authorities.



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