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.


The 2021 local elections saw Independent, Resident Association and Green councillors again win seats from the big parties and make significant gains across the country. We now have over 2920 members and we want to hear from you!

Members are asked to complete our short engagement survey to ensure we’re delivering the support you need. It should only take 10 minutes and will shape our work in the year ahead. Please complete by 12 November 2021.

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 or ringing 020 7664 3224. 

Independent Group Annual Conference

The LGA Independent Group annual conference is on 29 October 2021. Join us online or in person at Smith Square! Register now.

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