We’re governed by our members.

Our members are part of everything we do at LGiU: our research, our priorities, our mission to strengthen local democracy. Every subscribing organisation has the opportunity to send a representative along to our Member’s Assembly. The Assembly has the right to debate and comment on everything we do at LGiU. We rely on our Assembly for guidance, advice and insight into the day-to-day issues faced by local government.

Our Board is drawn from our members.

Members of the Assembly can also be elected to our Board. Our Board is vital to how we work at LGiU. The Board is made up of twelve member assembly representatives, plus any co-opted members.

So we know we’re reaching the breadth and depth of local government, our Board consists of representatives from county councils, unitary authorities, district councils, metropolitan authorities, London boroughs and trade unions.

Board members are both directors of the company and charitable trustees registered with Companies’ House (reg no: 1872218) and the Charity Commission (reg no: 1113495).

Board members are charged with running the company and have a duty to protect the interest of the company. Day to day running of the company is delegated to our Chief Executive.

Our members elect our Chair.

Our members elect our Chair as well as our Board. This means that the long-term priorities of LGiU are directly influenced by our membership.


Our Memorandum and Articles of Association set out our formal relationship with members, including governance arrangements and terms of membership.

Read more - Memorandum


Find out who is on our Board.

Read more - Board


Our guidelines for the conduct of an election to the Executive Board or Chair of LGiU.

Read more - Elections