General Assembly

The LGA’s General Assembly, the 'parliament of Local Government', meets once a year, and is the only LGA decision making forum which all authorities in full membership are eligible to attend and to vote.

LGA General Assembly

In line with the new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 Schedule 14, the LGA will hold a virtual General Assembly meeting this year. An agenda with papers requiring decision by Members will be circulated by email on Wednesday 16 September 2020 and members will be invited to vote online until 5.00pm on Wednesday 30 September 2020.
Further information and instructions regarding the meeting and how to vote will be circulated in due course, but in the meantime please take the actions set out below to confirm your authority’s representatives to the General Assembly.

Confirming your representatives

Member authorities are asked to formally appoint their representatives to serve on the LGA General Assembly until 5 July 2021. The appointment form is available in electronic format and will automatically alert authorities to the total number of votes they are entitled to.
If you have not already appointed your representatives and substitutes for 2020-21, please complete and submit the General Assembly Registration Form by the deadline of Wednesday 5 August 2020.

Please note that If you are have already written, or are intending to write, to the LGA to confirm your representatives you will also need to complete the online form as it will include important voting allocation information. Without this, Members will not be able to vote.


The agenda for the meeting will be available two weeks before the meeting. Previous agenda papers and minutes of previous meetings of the General Assembly are available to view.

Nominations and voting

The 2020 General Assembly Nomination of representative/s form allows you to obtain information about your Authorities’ voting entitlement – please select your authority from the drop-down box to see confirmation of this.

For guidance on Voting and Representation download our General Assembly: Frequently Asked Questions.

Submitting motions

The General Assembly is Member Authorities' opportunity to consider strategic policy of national significance to local government by submitting a Motion for debate by the Assembly. All authorities in membership are invited to submit Motions for consideration before the deadline of 5 August 2020.

A Guidance note and submission form is available for information on the process and criteria for submitting a Motion. Please note that not all Motions received are submitted to General Assembly.

Further information

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