Please note the deadline for nominations for the Liberal Democrat Council Group of the Year 2009 has been extended to 5pm on Monday 1 March 2010. 


Does your authority or group have a track record – or have you promoted a specific policy – in any of the following areas over 2009?


Lewisham Lib Dems winning at the awards last year. 

  • Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Helping children and young people
  • Supporting culture, leisure and regeneration
  • Improving local housing
  • Improving Transport
  • Improving social care services
  • Council Group of the Year Award


The winner of the Council Group of the Year Award will be the Group that demonstrates the best overall work as a Lib Dem Council Group or Lib Dem controlled council.


Green Council Group of the Year Award

We would like to see you demonstrating how Lib Dem groups practice environmental awareness.  You should also include a separate section specifically on action to tackle climate change. 


Backbencher of the Year

This is the award to the back-bench councillor who has made the greatest contribution to their community and their council. Group leaders are free to nominate members of their group, supplying a short statement of why they should win the award.


Vice Presidents Award

This will be awarded to the group that is active, feisty, operating in difficult circumstances who the Vice Presidents consider worthy of special mention and recognition. This award is intended to recognise groups who would not otherwise seek such recognition.


How to enter

You will need to submit a note setting out what your group/member has done to qualify for each award you wish to apply for.


Each note should be no more than 4 sides of A4 paper, and may also be accompanied by up to 3 attachments, to a total of not more than an additional 6 sides of A4 per award. (A maximum of 10 sides of A4 per award)


All submissions and attachments must be in an electronic, print and email-ready format. Each set of files must be separated according to which award they are in application for. Please note we do not accept submissions in MS Publisher.


Submissions should be sent to Ed Fordham, LGA Liberal Democrats, Local Government House, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HZ, together with the attached form, which must be signed by your Group Leader.


Should you have any specific queries, please contact the LGA Lib Dem Group office on 020 7664 3235 or email


The awards will be presented at the Liberal Democrat 2010 Spring Conference in Brimingham. 

Download the Application Pack 

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