Our factsheets offer guidance on a range of issues including governance, social media and budget-setting.
Registering a political party
A guide for independents interested in establishing a party
Our agreed principles
An introduction to the support provided by the LGA Independent Group
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.
Devolution and reorganisation is a live issue for many of our members. In Surrey, independent and other district council leaders have written a joint letter setting out their opposition to current plans. This might be a useful template for other leaders to use.
A guide to the allocation of committee seats at councils
A vision statement is one of the many ways to aid a connection between councils and their constituents.
This useful factsheet provides members with some top tips for juggling the many demands on your time.
Social media is a useful tool for all members to use, but there are pitfalls if not used correctly. This factsheet summarises some top tips for using Facebook or Twitter to engage with your residents.
Developed for our members by the LGA and leading social enterprise Turning Point, this factsheet provides some really useful tips for managing stressful situations.
How to submit a nomination