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PARALYMPIC LEGEND ELECTED CHAIR OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION IN ENGLAND & WALES

PARALYMPIC LEGEND ELECTED CHAIR OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION IN ENGLAND & WALES

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, has successfully elected as the Local Government Association president, which is a cross-party role, at the LGA’s virtual general assembly in July. She is better known to the public as one of the UK’s most decorated Paralympic athletes, winning eleven gold medals as well as four silvers and a bronze, over 16 years for GB.


 

 

 

The LGA president is historically someone who is a crossbench peer in the House of Lords who has a background in, or strong association with, local government and a commitment to the LGA’s priorities.  Baroness Grey-Thompson said she was “honoured and thrilled” to have been appointed. “I look forward to continuing Lord Kerslake’s relentless work to promote and support the important and extensive work of local government within Parliament.” LGA chair James Jamieson said: “Lord Kerslake has worked tirelessly as our president and has been a vital advocate for the role of local government. “We are delighted that Tanni has agreed to become our new president. She will be a fantastic advocate for us to ensure local government continues to have a strong, credible and influential voice within Parliament so that councils across the country can deliver local solutions to national problems.

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Category: Local Administration and Management