To ensure our members have the best opportunity to network, develop their skills and access up to date information we have a number of events throughout the year. This includes our annual conference in November, regular workshops and regional group meetings.

Independent Group at LGA Conference Week

We will be running some sessions for Independent Group Councillors during LGA Conference week 6-8 July 2021.


Please register to indicate your attendance at the following:

  • Independent Group AGM – Tuesday 6 July 2021, 9.30am – 10.40am
  • Independent Group Conference session - Climate Change with UK:100, Wednesday 7 July, 9.30am – 10.30am
  • Independent Group Conference session - Launch of a new report on the impact of Devolution and reorganisation on Independents and smaller parties, with Professor Colin Copus, Thursday 8 July, 9.30am – 10.30am

Our Political Session on the main stage is with Baroness Lane-Fox, who is co-founder of, crossbench peer and sits on the Lords covid-19 Committee. The Baroness will be talking about recovery efforts from the pandemic specifically in regards to our high streets, entrepreneurship and digital inclusion. Attendance at this session, along with the many others on offer, is part of your conference attendance, booked via the main booking form.

Be a Councillor virtual event series

We were very excited to be running a virtual Candidate School Programme over February and March 2021. To see a list of the events and register, please visit the Candidate School Programme page.

Regional meetings

We aim to hold two regional meetings in each of our regions. Find details of your upcoming regional meeting.

Member workshops

We hold regular workshops for our members on the topics that are most important to you. Find dates and subjects of future meetings.

Annual Group Conference

Each year, the LGA Independent Group holds an autumn conference where our members are able to come together to network, discuss key policy issues and take part in skills workshops.

Details of previous events can be found on our past conferences page.