Resetting the relationship between local and national government. Read our Local Government White Paper


Our factsheets offer guidance on a range of subjects tailored for independent, residents’ association, green party and smaller party councillors.

Registering as a political party

A guide for independents interested in establishing a party

Is a committee system right for your council?

Since the Localism Act (2011), and particularly since the May 2019 elections, many councils have begun exploring different avenues of governance. There are three main models to choose from.


A vision statement is one of the many ways to aid a connection between councils and their constituents.