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

The next meeting of the LGA's General Assembly will be held at the Harrogate Convention Centre at 11.45am on Tuesday 30 June 2020. The Annual meeting takes place as part of the LGA's Annual Conference and Exhibition which will run from Tuesday 30 June to Thursday 2 July 2020.


The agenda for the meeting will be available two weeks before the meeting. Previous agenda papers and minutes of previous meetings of the General Assembly are available to view.

Nominations and voting

All Member Authorities will be invited to appoint their representatives to the General Assembly for 2020/21 in March 2020.

Appointments will take effect from the Annual Meeting on 30 June 2020 and shall end immediately before the Annual Meeting the following year.

The 2020 General Assembly Nomination of representative/s form will be available for you to obtain information about your authorities’ voting entitlement.

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. All authorities in membership will be invited to submit Motions for consideration before the deadline.

See guidance note and submission form 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

Download the timetable.

Please contact if you require further information.