Councils respond to Michael Gove appointment

Responding to the appointment of Michael Gove as Secretary of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, said:

“This has been an incredibly difficult period for councils and communities and we thank Robert Jenrick for the support he has given to local government during the pandemic. We wish him all the best in the future. The COVID crisis has shown what can be achieved when government empowers councils to innovate and create new services locally. We look forward to working with Michael Gove as our new Secretary of State at MHCLG to build on this and ensure councils are backed with the resources and freedoms they need to build back local from the pandemic, level up communities and deliver more for our residents and communities.”