The agenda, directory and other paperwork for the autumn Liberal Democrat federal conference in Brighton are now out. … Read the full post »
Read here about the Liberal Democrats, including changes to how the party is run, new decisions on what should be party policy and other internal decisions and activities.
Two of the key parts of the Liberal Democrat policy process are the Federal Policy Committee (FPC) and the party’s federal conferences, which you can read more about in my posts specifically about them.
The Liberal Democrats hold two federal (i.e. UK-wide) party conferences a year, a weekend in the spring and a week in the autumn. … Read the full post »
The success of the Canadian Liberal Party in coming back from disaster has made it a popular current reference point for discussions about how the Liberal Democrats in the UK can recover. … Read the full post »
ALDC is currently recruiting for their 2018 Future Leaders programme, which will take place at Autumn Kickstart in November. … Read the full post »
A key part of the turnaround in Liberal Democrat party membership levels, which predated the 2015 and 2016 surges, was a new incentive scheme that provided a direct and significant financial incentive to local parties to ensure their membership went up. … Read the full post »
The Ashdown Prize – a new initiative, tried for the first time this year and named after former leader Paddy Ashdown – was an attempt to involve grassroots Liberal Democrat members in the generation of bold, radical ideas for the party. … Read the full post »
More a non-story than a story really, but of interest to hardcore Lib Dems: after coming to the end of her fixed-term contract as Vince Cable’s Chief of Staff, Fiona Cookson has left the role. … Read the full post »
Liberal Democrat Newswire #114 came out last week with a range of contributions from guests on topics as varied as Love Island, Jo Grimond and international trade. … Read the full post »
For the Spring, we will be returning to the York Barbican. It is a venue that enjoys consistently positive member feedback, located, as it is, in a magnificent city. … Read the full post »
A former Mayor and current Conservative councillor in Test Valley has been expelled by the party following a racist comment made on social media. … Read the full post »