Much has been said since 2015 of how the party needs to modernise, and the start-up analogy is one that gets thrown about quite often. This normally focuses on the idealised Facebook idea of start-ups - a technology-driven organisation that is nimble, grows quickly, and soon comes to dominate an area or industry. You can … Continue reading A start-up model would be great for the Liberal Democrats, but not for the reasons you think
Young and Winning is a program of training, support, and resources dedicated to helping young people in the Liberal Democrats get elected at all levels of political office. It’s designed to find out what would help an individual most throughout their campaign – whether that’s some help delivering leaflets, some help paying for literature, or … Continue reading Young and Winning
You win by wanting to fight on the side of local people to right wrongs, fight injustice and change things for the better. That’s it really. It’s no good just putting bits of paper through doors, collecting data, recording contact rates, assembling email lists and having pointless conversations if there is no heart in it. … Continue reading How do you win?
LibDem Expand launched in 2016 following a wave of successful local elections. Inspired by Howard Dean's '50 State Strategy', we advocate a 650 Strategy for the Liberal Democrats. We want a message for every voter, and to challenge the idea of 'no go areas'. Every local party needs to be ambitious, both for itself and … Continue reading 5 reasons you should join LibDem Expand
Since our post at the end of August, we've been able to go back through the agenda for LibDem Conference. The full itinerary of fringes, training events and debates are now published. So here are our updated highlights for LibDem Conference in Bournemouth this coming weekend! Saturday 16 September How to effectively activate and engage … Continue reading Updated: What we’re looking forward to at LibDem Conference in Bournemouth
It's conference time again already! The agenda is out now, and as with Spring Conference, we've gathered together our highlights. See below, and let us know if there's anything we've missed. We'll be updating this as more (i.e. fringes and training) get confirmed on the agenda. See you there! Saturday 16 September Party Strategy Consultation - … Continue reading What we’re looking forward to at #LDConf in Bournemouth
If you haven't made the most of the early bird offer for Liberal Democrat Federal Conference (16-19 September, Bournemouth), today is your last chance! LibDem Conference is always great. Have a read of our blog leading up to Spring Conference for just some of the stuff you can look forward to. Plus, we'll have a … Continue reading Early bird for Autumn Conference closes TODAY
As one election finishes, another begins! Just as we start to recover from the General Election, a Leadership Election is called... But we're not resting on our laurels. During the coming weeks and months, this is what we're planning to do: Contact all candidates for the leadership once they have announced. Where do they stand … Continue reading LibDem Expand and the Leadership Election
This May’s elections are crucial to show that the fightback is more than a membership surge and the ability to pile in resources to local by-elections. It’s our first near-nationwide opportunity, since the referendum, so put our message to the electorate to see if we can make the significant gains the trends are currently indicating. … Continue reading GOOD NEWS FROM CORNWALL
Leave voting areas are not 'no go' areas for the Liberal Democrats.