The Independent Group represents councillors in England and Wales who are Independent or of a political affiliation outside of Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat. It provides a voice at the national level and works within the cross-party Local Government Association (LGA) to ensure that the values and interests of its members are promoted.
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To clarify following the announcement on Monday 18 February, the LGA Independent Group is separate to the new Independent Group launched by seven ex-Labour MPs and the latter does not represent any Independent Councillor in England or Wales.
Group Leader's Comment: Parliamentary Independent Group (22 February 2019)