Independent group holds club dinner
ASHFORD Independent Association held its annual dinner at the Elwick Club. Guest speaker was Maggie Sullivan, head of the Independent section of the Local Government Association (LGA), attending on behalf of Cllr Keith Ross, leader of the Independent group at the LGA. She reported that more than five per cent of all local authority councillors in England and Wales are Independent, with some being controlled by Independent groups. She outlined the work of the Independent group section at the LGA which includes raising the profile of Independent councillors.