LGA's first chairman to retire

By Michael Burton | 21 March 2022

The first chairman of the Local Government Association has announced his retirement after 55 years in local and national politics.

Lord Jeremy Beecham is to retire as a Newcastle City councillor, where he was also leader from 1977-1994, in May.

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