• A start-up model would be great for the Liberal Democrats, but not for the reasons you think
    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
    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
  • How do you win?
    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?
  • 5 reasons you should join LibDem Expand
    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
  • Updated: What we’re looking forward to at LibDem Conference in Bournemouth
    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
  • Digital and a message for every voter
    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
  • What we’re looking forward to at #LDConf 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
  • 5 Steps Towards Real Community Engagement
     When I last wrote for LibDem Expand I was eagerly anticipating the Women in the World Festival at the Southbank Centre. Other than listening to Jo Swinson speak, one of my favourite sessions at the festival was the Business Case for Diversity. I really enjoyed listening to how businesses like Bloomberg addressed diversity with their Gender … Continue reading 5 Steps Towards Real Community Engagement
  • Early bird for Autumn Conference closes TODAY
    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
  • LibDem Expand and the Leadership Election
    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