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.
Welcome Message from the LGA Independent Group Leader – Councillor Marianne Overton MBE
Hello and a very warm welcome to the LGA Independent Group Website!
The 2022 local elections saw Independent, Residents’ Associations 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 here you will find a range of resources to support you as an Independent Councillor or affiliated Member. Upon election as an Independent or affiliated Member, you become part of a growing network of locally elected representatives working hard in their local communities to deliver the Council services they deserve.
We also provide our Members a programme of events throughout the year including our Annual Conference, Next Generation Programme, Candidate School and Peer Support Challenge to help Councils and Councillors further strengthen local accountability and improve their performance.
Alternatively, if you are a newly elected Independent Councillor or thinking of standing as one, do get in touch – we are the only political 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 by emailing:
I look forward to meeting you
Councillor Marianne Overton MBE
LGA Independent Group Leader