The LGA's political balance is defined by the outcome of the English and Welsh local elections each year. Following the elections, the LGC Elections Centre at the University of Plymouth provides the Association with the definitive figures for the LGA's proportionality .
There are four political groups at the Local Government Association (LGA) – Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Independent. Find out more about who they are, how they operate and what support they offer.
Each political group has its own appointment process. Access key contact information for your political group officer here.
This section includes details of when different types of authorities are due to hold local elections and guidance on the purdah period.