General Assembly

The LGA’s General Assembly, the 'parliament of Local Government', meets once a year, and is the only LGA decision making forum which all authorities in full membership are eligible to attend and to vote.

LGA General Assembly

In line with the new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 Schedule 14, the LGA held a virtual General Assembly meeting this year. Members were invited to view the agenda for the meeting and vote online, and the final results were confirmed at a meeting of the LGA Board on 30 September 2020.  

In total 148 authorities voted, and a total of 471 weighted votes were cast. This represents over a third of authorities in LGA membership. All of the recommendations were agreed, including the re-election of Lord Kerslake as LGA President, the re-election of Cllr James Jamieson as LGA Chairman, and approval of the LGA Group financial statements for the year to 31 March 2020.

View the full list of decisions agreed by the General Assembly.


Previous agenda papers and minutes of previous meetings of the General Assembly are available to view.

Nominations and voting

For guidance on Voting and Representation download our General Assembly: Frequently Asked Questions.

Submitting motions

The General Assembly is Member Authorities' opportunity to consider strategic policy of national significance to local government by submitting a Motion for debate by the Assembly. The deadline for submitting Motions for the 2020 General Assembly has passed, and further details regarding the submission of Motions for the 2021 General Assembly will be circulated in due course.

Guidance note and submission form is available for information on the process and criteria for submitting a Motion. Please note that not all Motions received are submitted to General Assembly.

Further information

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