Keeping arts and culture at the heart of our communities

Prioritising culture to boost jobs and the economy in Liverpool


Liverpool City Council

Liverpool City Council continues to prioritise art and cultural pursuits, ten years on from being European Capital of Culture. In the last two years Culture Liverpool has boosted the local economy by at least £142m.  More than 20 major events have taken place in the city during the last year, including internationally renowned events such as Royal de Luxe’s Giants, the Mersey River Festival and Liverpool International Music Festival. As a result, the city has welcomed a staggering 3.2 million attendees. The council has funded 36 arts organisations through the Culture Liverpool Investment Programme to the sum of £4.8m, which in turn safeguarded 1,780 jobs and secured a further £90m economic spend.

The LGA Labour Group exists to fight the corner for Labour councillors at a national level, both within
the cross-party Local Government Association and with the Labour Party at Westminster. The Group provide a strong voice for Labour councillors and act as a platform for ideas and innovation for all those committed to an effective localist element to Labour politics and policies.

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