Yesterday was International Women's Day. It's an important day, celebrating the achievements of women across all aspects of society - and also as a rallying cry to achieve gender equality. At Liberal Democrat Expand, we recognise that there is a lot to do. Women comprise little over a third of MPs, and an IPPR study … Continue reading The best of #IWD2018 from Lib Dems across the UK
Today marks the centenary or women first getting the vote in the UK. On 6 February 1918, the Representation of the People Act was brought into law. At first the franchise extended to women above 30 who met a property qualification - while it was a right held by all men over the age of 21. … Continue reading 100 years since women first got the vote
A very insightful blog recently appeared on Bulk.ly. "Three social sharing strategies to help nail the right balance of internal and external content". It had a simple message: you can't just talk about yourself endlessly online. No matter if you're an individual, a business, or the local branch of a political party. People are online … Continue reading Digital: You can’t just talk about yourself
There's been quite a lot for Liberals to celebrate this week. On Wednesday Parliament voted in favour of Amendment 7 to the EU Withdrawal Bill, meaning that Parliament would have a say on the the future Brexit Deal. The government was defeated by just four votes! More relevant to LibDem Expand, perhaps, was a piece … Continue reading If Democrats can win in Alabama…
Today is UK National Mentoring Day. It's a day that recognises the value of mentoring - both for mentor and mentee. Speaking to my friends and colleagues - especially in the Young Liberals - I know that having a mentor in the party really makes a difference to young people's experience. But it's often down … Continue reading Mentoring within the party, and how local parties can support each other
LibDem Expand was set up to campaign for a ‘650 Seat Strategy’ for the Liberal Democrats; taking on the idea of ‘no go areas’, and ensuring that a message could be delivered to every voter. In many ways, this is admittedly easier said than done. Leaflets need to be produced and then delivered. Canvassing takes … Continue reading Digital and a message for every voter
After a very intense and brief campaign, we are all exhausted. But our work doesn't end here. Before saying anything else, we want to applaud the Liberal Democrat activists and candidates up and down the country who worked and worked to change Britain's future. We are delighted to have increased our seats in Parliament! However, … Continue reading After a night of modest progress, we need a 650 Strategy
LibDem Expand is on hiatus for the duration of the General Election. Good luck to LibDem candidates up and down the country. We look forward to building a Brighter Future and continuing to build a 650 Strategy for the party from 9 June!
LibDem Conference is coming up soon. Here are some of the events we're most looking forward to.
What can we do to get our time-poor members engaged?