Political

How elections were fought, 1990s style

This video, showing how the Liberal Democrats won a council by-election to take control of the local council, is an extract from a film made a bit over a decade ago to show liberals in emerging democracies how to fight elections.

The Liberal Democrat approach to campaigning: the history and debunking some myths

Fail to understand what happened in 1997 and why and you not only fail to understand British political campaigning but also, closer to home, fail to understand the roots of more recent events involving Chris Rennard. more

The basic advice is still very relevant today, though first computers and then the internet have modernised some of the old clerical and paper-based tasks.

For more on the history of, and rationale behind, Liberal Democrat campaigning see my history of it: The Liberal Democrat approach to campaigning: the history and debunking some myths.

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