Tanni named new LGA president

By Tom Walker May 12, 2021

Paralympic legend and current ukactive president will assume the role in July / ukactive

The Local Government Association (LGA) has appointed Baroness Tanni Gray-Thompson as its new president.

The Paralympic legend and ukactive president will succeed outgoing president Lord Kerslake, who has held the post for six years, and will be officially elected at the LGA General Assembly in July.

A long-time sports and physical activity advocate, Gray-Thompson was named a Life Peer in 2010 and was named Baroness Gray-Thompson.

Since then, as a peer crossbench, she has used her experience and knowledge during debates in the House of Lords and has spoken out on a range of issues including sport, disability rights and law reform. social protection.

The president of the AGL has a multi-stakeholder role and is elected by the General Assembly for a maximum term of eight years.

Historically, the President has been an interbank peer in the House of Lords, with experience or strong association with local government and a “commitment to LGA priorities”.

Gray-Thompson said: “I am honored and delighted to be named the new President of the LGA.

“I look forward to continuing Lord Kerslake’s hard work to promote and support the important and extensive work of local government in parliament. “

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