LGA Independent

The Independent Group represents councillors in England and Wales who are Independent, Green or from smaller parties. We provide our members with a voice at the national level and work within the cross-party Local Government Association (LGA) to ensure that the values and interests of our members are represented.


Statement by Cllr Marianne Overton MBE, Leader of the LGA Independent Group, on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

It is with great sadness that we heard of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Our sincere condolences to King Charles III and all the Queen’s family.

As Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and figurehead over seven decades, the Queen demonstrated the very essence of unstinting public service, winning hearts and minds wherever she went.

Her inspiring constant integrity, humanity and support will be much missed as Head of State, Head of the Commonwealth and as our Queen. Her inspiration lives on as we face our own challenges ahead.


LGA Independent Group Conference, October 2022

Please join us for our Annual Group Conference and take part in our sessions.  We also invite you to join our social event at 5.30pm

If you are an Independent Councillor, Green or from a smaller party in England or Wales, this is a key date for your diary.

The annual conference will hopefully be held as a hybrid.   However, we hope many of you can join us in person on the day


The 2022 local elections saw Independent, Resident Association and Green councillors again win seats from the big parties and make significant gains across England and Wales. We now have 3064 members and we want to hear from you!

On our website, you can find out more about our peer support, access free resources and events, and sign up for our Be a Councillor, and our Candidate School.

If you are an Independent Councillor or thinking of standing as one, do get in touch - we are the only office supporting Independent and smaller party councillors across England and Wales. 

You can find out more about who we are and the support we provide on this website. You can also get in touch with the Group Office by emailing Independent.GroupLGA@local.gov.uk


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