Jessica Studdert

Deputy Director

New Local Government Network

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Jessica joined NLGN in September 2015. She leads NLGN’s thought leadership and research, and contributes strategic oversight of the organisation.

Prior to joining NLGN, Jessica was political adviser to the Labour Group at the Local Government Association (LGA). She led policy there, working closely on public service reform and devolution. This included a secondment to the Policy Unit of the Leader of the Opposition’s Office during 2013-14 to lead on the Local Government Innovation Taskforce, a commission that reported into Labour’s Policy Review ahead of the 2015 General Election.

Previously she worked in policy roles in the voluntary sector for a street homelessness and a childcare charity, and she began her career at the Fabian Society.

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