Gary Porter (Con) is set to seek re-election as chair of the Local Government Association after the political balance of the organisation was confirmed following last week’s elections.
The Conservatives remained the largest party on the LGA, with a slight proportional decrease from 43.88% in 2017-18 to 43.36%, and will appoint the next chair on 3 July at the association’s general assembly.
Earlier today Lord Porter confirmed on Twitter that he will put his name forward for the role, pending approval tonight by the Conservative group on South Holland DC, where he is leader.
Under LGA Conservative group rules, individuals can serve four terms and Lord Porter has now served three.
Labour’s proportion increased from 38.07% in 2017-18 to 38.79, while the Liberal Democrats’ share rose from 9.40% to 9.72%. Independents’ proportion fell from 8.65 to 8.13.