Local Government Chronicle

The Local Government Chronicle (LGC) is a British weekly magazine for local government officers, and is published by Metropolis. The magazine was launched in 1855 by bookseller and publisher Charles Knight. It was then published by Emap,[1] now Metropolis. It is politically independent.

Local Government Chronicle
Cover of Local Government Chronicle, March 2023
Cover of Local Government Chronicle, March 2023
EditorSarah Calkin
CategoriesGovernment officers trade publication
PublisherMetropolis International
FounderCharles Knight
Founded1855 (169 years ago) (1855)
CountryUnited Kingdom
Based inLondon, England

Coverage edit

Subjects LGC covers include finance, law, management, housing, planning, regeneration, the environment, education, big society, local elections, the third sector and social services. Sarah Calkin is its editor. It features contributions from analysts including Tony Travers from the London School of Economics, a weekly anonymous columnist ("LGC Insider") and various governmental figures.

Elections edit

It provides comprehensive local election coverage each year, in the form of rolling online results, expert analysis from Professors Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher from Plymouth University, political reaction, and a council control map.

Events edit

Among its other activities, LGC runs the first national awards to be launched for local government, the LGC Awards for Excellence.[2] It also launched the Business Partnership Awards, which reward private contractors who work with local authorities in the UK to deliver services; and a large number of public sector conferences.

The LGC Council of the Year has been:

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Emap mulls selling magazines or events". The Guardian. 2 March 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2022.
  2. ^ Croydon Council http://news.croydon.gov.uk/croydon-council-wins-at-lgc-awards/
  3. ^ LGC Awards https://awards.lgcplus.com/winners-2019
  4. ^ LGC Awards https://awards.lgcplus.com/2018-winners
  5. ^ LGC Awards https://awards.lgcplus.com/winners-2017

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