I couldn’t possibly pinpoint what possessed an 18 Year Old, in his first year of University to stand for local council on a platform of better cycling and more green spaces, but whatever it was, it led to what was 100% the most rewarding experience of my life and one I fully intend to repeat. … Continue reading Young People Are Not Only Wanted on Ballot Papers, But Needed
If Liberal Democrats are going to build a Liberal Britain we need to elect Liberal Democrats at all levels across the country. This sounds obvious, but it hasn’t happened yet. The place to start is by actively engaging the thousands of people who, to quote Tim Farron, “stopped crying into their coffees and did something”. … Continue reading Galvanising new members to grow our party
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
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
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
At university, I was chatting to a good friend about competitiveness, I can’t remember the context. Well I said, I’m not competitive at all. She almost fell off her chair laughing. I was truly perplexed, as I really didn’t see myself as one to compete. Years later I heard an interview with a woman on … Continue reading I joined to win
Without the involvement of women, ‘a message for every voter’ cannot be achieved. Women account for over 50% of the vote, and if we as a party want to represent women’s voices we need to engage them and give them platforms to speak. International Women’s Day celebrates the political, social, economic, cultural and political achievement … Continue reading Engaging Women in the Liberal Democrats
Dipa Vaya writes for us on her experience as Watford Diversity Officer, and how simple tactics can help reach new voters. The LibDems are committed to building a party representative of all sections of society.
I am a new member of the Liberal Democrats, I joined a few months before the referendum when I realised that Labour were paying lip service to Europe and were effectively dead as a progressive force. My experience as a new member has been instructive to me – and extremely refreshing – to get such … Continue reading Spot The Difference: Martin’s experience as a new member
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