LGA on social media

You can find the LGA on a number of social media platforms.

You can find information and up to date news from the LGA on social media. As well as our main corporate accounts, we also own several twitter accounts tailored to our many different policy areas, campaigns and the LGA political groups. Stay engaged with us by following our social media accounts. 

Please note that while we regularly check our social media inboxes, the best way to reach us will always be via email: info@local.gov.uk


Our main account

Statements, stories and interviews from our media office

Tweets from LGA Chairman Cllr James Jamieson

Tweets from LGA Chief Executive Mark Lloyd


Updates from the LGA's Children & Young People team, covering children's services, education, young people, early years and life chances.

The latest news from the LGA Community Safety team.

Latest culture, tourism & sport news from the LGA.

Latest news, information and events from the LGA Cyber, Digital and Technology team.

Updates and information from the LGA Fire and Rescue team.

Information and news from the LGA's housing, planning and homelessness teams.

Tweets from our LG Inform team, improving services through information.

Handy online tools for local government to see open data about their people and places.

LGA regulation helps councils to improve licensing practices and lobby for improvements to legislation.

News and information on Devolution, local skills and employment.

News from the peer support team, offering peer challenges to councils, focusing on driving improvement, innovation and efficiency.

Tweets from the LGA Productivity team, supporting councils to innovate, save money and generate income.

Latest information on LGA activity, lobbying and events on transport and the economy.

Info and updates from our Health, Wellbeing and Adult Social Care team.

Tweets from our workforce team, helping councils and their partners promote, support and improve the workforce in local government.

Political groups

News from the LGA Conservative Group

News from the LGA Independent Group

News from the LGA Labour Group

News from the LGA Liberal Democrat Group

Campaign accounts

Tweets and info regarding our Be a Councillor campaign.

LG Challenge seeks out the best and brightest local government officers to compete in a series of real-life challenges around the country.

Tweets about our ngdp programme, a two year graduate programme on a mission to find and develop future leaders for the public sector.

Information and events for local authority planners and councillors from the Planning Advisory Service. 

Our other platforms




LGA social media guidelines

Our social media channels aim to create a space where users can engage in debate safely, and we welcome comments, questions and suggestions.

We ask that anyone engaging with our social media channels shows respect and consideration for all other members of our social media communities.

Read our guidelines

The guidelines below have been created to help maintain a safe online environment. They apply to any engagement with us, or other members of our community, on any of our social media channels.

By engaging with our social media channels you agree to follow these guidelines. Comments must not:

  • Contain spam, be defamatory of any person, deceive others, be obscene, offensive, threatening, abusive, hateful, inflammatory or promote sexually explicit material or violence.
  • Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
  • Breach any of the terms of any of the social media platforms themselves.
  • Contain any advertising or promote any services.