Outside body

Local Government Association - Councillors Forum


LGA Councillors’ Forum Terms of Reference


Role Description


The purpose of the LGA Councillors’ Forum is to provide an effective means of holding the LGA to account by:


 Receiving reports from the LGA Board Chairs, providing views and challenge;

 Discussing topical cross-cutting issues impacting on local government to ensure effective connections are being made across Boards.


The LGA Councillors’ Forum may:

 Receive briefings and hold discussions on topical issues impacting on local government, to ensure members have sufficient information to hold the LGA to account;

 Request the attendance of external speakers where that supports the Forum in carrying out its role.


Reporting Accountabilities

The LGA Councillors' Forum is an advisory body that provides a steer to the Local Government Association LGA Executive on current priority issues for local government.





One third of the members, provided that representatives of at least 2 political groups represented on the body are present.


Political Composition

Conservative group: 41 members

Labour group: 40 members

Independent group: 10 members

Liberal Democrat group: 9 members

Substitute members from each political group may also be appointed.


Frequency per year

Meetings to be held five times per year.

Contact information

Alexander Saul
Member Services Officer, LGA

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