LGA Independent Group

The LGA Independent Group represents councillors in England and Wales who are Independent, Green, Plaid Cymru 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. We work within the LGA to shape its policy work as well as parliamentary briefings and press work. We also work with the LGA to advise on and provide improvement support, mentoring, training, and events with our network of member peers.

To contact the LGA Independent Group Office please email [email protected] or follow us on X @LGA_Independent

Meet our leadership

Cllr Marianne Overton profile picture

Councillor Marianne Overton MBE 
Leader of the LGA Independent Group
Vice Chair of the LGA




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Councillor Caroline Jackson
Deputy Leader of the LGA Independent Group




Cllr Andrew Cooper profile picture

Councillor Andrew Cooper
Group Treasurer





Cllr Andrew Paynter profile picture

Councillor Adam Paynter
National Lead Peer