SIGOMA is a campaigning network of urban local authorities. We are open to all metropolitan districts outside London and to urban unitary councils sharing similar characteristics with our existing members.

We have a total of 47 members, made up of metropolitan and unitary councils, stretching from the North-east and North-west, through Yorkshire and the Midlands to the south-west coast.

SIGOMA functions at a political level through its MPs' Group, at a local leadership level through its council Members' Group and at a technical level through its Treasurers' and Technical Officers' groups. For more information on SIGOMA membership, contact the SIGOMA office on 01226 773142. See What We Do for more information.


The SIGOMA leadership

Chair: Cllr Sir Stephen Houghton CBE (Barnsley MBC)

Chair of MPs Groups: Marie Rimmer MP (St. Helens South and Whiston)

Faisal Rana
Cllr L Large

Co-Vice Chair: Councillor Ram Lakha OBE (Coventry)

Co-Vice Chair: Councillor Faisal Rana (Rochdale)

SIGOMA Officers

Secretary: Sarah Norman

Treasurer: Frances Foster

Principal Research Officer: Geoff Winterbottom

Research Officer : Sam Blakeman