About Us

The Association of Green Councillors (AGC) is an independent and autonomous network of around 950 elected Green Party Councillors from every level of local government. The AGC exists to provide support to Green Party Councillors at every level of government as well as to those aspiring to become elected.

549

seats on 167 principal authority councils in England and Wales

17

councils where Greens are in power or part of the ruling administration

400 +

seats on Parish and Town councils

What does the AGC do?

We offer our members support and guidance on any matter relating to being a Councillor (be it policy, budget, casework or elections advice, help to deal with bullying from other parties/Councillors, information and ideas on how Councils work and how to be as influential as possible in your role and much more). If we can’t help you, we can signpost to someone who can.

As a member of the AGC you can receive:

  • Tips, news, training opportunities, ideas and more via our online networks and chat forums
  • A yearly conference with a range of useful and relevant sessions and a chance to meet with other Green Councillors, in addition to a get-together at every Green Party Conference.
  • A range of publications ranging from elections advice to how to survive and thrive as a new Councillor.
  • A network of mentors for new/inexperienced Councillors.
  • An online resource library of Model Council Motions, policy briefings, training presentations, model Press Releases and much more
  • Access to Free coaching, counselling and other wellbeing support

We also represent the interests of Green Party Councillors within the Green Party and to the Local Government Association and facilitate the input of elected Green Councillors' expertise and skills into their work - and into other arenas - especially regarding Green Party policy development and its practical implementation by local authorities.

If you are a Green Councillor looking for the AGC resources, you will find them in the AGC Group in Green Spaces (log into the Members' website then go to the Green Spaces area)

If you are a Green Party Councillor and would like to subscribe to access support from the AGC

If you are a Green Party Councillor and want to know more about the advice, support and resources available to you from the AGC, the AGC Board and Governance, or the AGC Conference, go to the Councillors' Section of the Members' website

If you are a councillor who is a member of another political party but who wishes to join the Green Party, please contact us to discuss.