Ahead of elections in May 2017, the Independent Group are supporting the Be a Councillor campaign

Do you care about local issues? 

Would you like to change your community for the better? 

If so, why not become a local councillor?

Be a councillor


You do not have to be a member of the big three political parties to stand, you could stand for another party or be an Independent Councillor.

If you'd like to find out more about being an Independent, Green or UKIP Councillor get in touch. We have a range of resources available for you and we're holding a series of events which will provide you with the information you need to know, if you're considering running as a Councillor. 

Unless stated, the below are open to anyone outside of the political affiliations of Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrats, for example Independent candidates, Resident Association members, the Green Party, UKIP and Plaid Cymru in Wales. Where events are only for a specific group or party, this is stated below.

Find out more about standing as an Independent councillor in our new Be a Councillor booklet, which is full of useful tips and guidance.

Date for your diary 

We are holding Be a Councillor events on the following dates, come along and hear from councilllors and ask questions of those already elected. Find out what being a councillor entails, what you need to do to be elected and what happens next

  • Isle of Wight - 28 January - 1pm - Independent councillor event
  • London (Farringdon) - 31 January, 2 - 4.30pm and 5.30 - 8pm
  • Bishop's Castle, Shropshire - 21 February - 4.30 - 6pm
  • Caerphilly - 24 February – 4.30pm – 6pm
  • Lincoln - 3 March - 5 - 6.30pm
  • Brighton - 10 March - 4.30-6pm

Further dates and locations to follow.

If you would like to hold a Be a Councillor event in your area please do get in touch. 

For more details or to RSVP contact us at independent.groupLGA@local.gov.uk