ALDC at Spring Conference

The party’s Federal Conference takes place from 7-9 March at York’s Barbican Centre. ALDC will be there, as always, providing our usual mix of training sessions, campaign advice, fringe events and publications.

After the success of last year’s Federal Conference, we will again be joining forces with our friends in the LGA Lib Dems to create a single ‘home’ for Liberal Democrats in local government via our joint exhibition stand.

Full details of our training and fringe are below. If you are coming to York, please stop by and say hello. We look forward to seeing you there!

Training – Saturday 8th March

Winning in the Last Eight Weeks
There are just eight weeks left until the joint local and European Elections on 22nd May. This session runs through the things you need to do to win.
2.30 – 3.45pm
Bootham Room, Hilton

Winning the Postal Vote
Tips and advice on how to maximise our share of the postal vote and how to persuade more of our supporters to make use of them.
11.00am – 12.30pm
Library Suite, Hilton

How to win council elections in 2015 for non-target PPCs
As a PPC in a non-target seat boosting your local vote and winning council seats is especially rewarding. Here’s how to do it. (For non-strategic parliamentary seats)
11.00am – 12.30pm
Micklegate Room, Hilton

Segmenting voters for better targeting
How to segment your voters to target them effectively, looking particularly at squeeze and switch voters.
4.15 – 5.30pm
Library Suite, Hilton

Planning for the 2015 local elections
In 2015, over half of our councillors will be defending their seats. This session will help ensure you win. (For non-strategic parliamentary seats).
4.15 – 5.30pm
Micklegate Room, Hilton

Being an Effective Opposition Councillor
How to make an impact on the council when in opposition.
2.30 – 3.45pm
Micklegate Room, Hilton

Fringe Events

Saturday 8th March
How important is STV?  Securing the right electoral reform in local government
With local government electoral reform increasingly touted as a priority for the manifesto, what compromises are we willing to make to achieve at least some electoral reform.  Speakers: Stephen Williams MP (Local Government Minister), Tim Farron MP (invited) and others.  A joint ALDC and Liberal Democrats for Electoral Reform fringe.
Bootham Room, Hilton
6.15pm-7.30pm

Saturday 8th March
Private sector tenants: 1 in 6 voters deserve a better deal
Developing a response to issues in the private rental sector. Speakers: Stephen Williams MP (Local Government Minister), Alex Hilton (National Private Tenants Organisation), Cllr Catherine Smart (Cambridge City Council) and Duncan Stott (Priced Out). Chair: Cllr Claire Hudson
Micklegate Room, Hilton
8pm-9.15

LGA Lib Dem Events

The LGA Liberal Democrats will be hosting the Council Group of the Year Awards and arranging ‘drop-in’ sessions with LGA peers for policy and campaigning discussions at our joint exhibition stand.

All details to be confirmed.

Exhibition Stand

ALDC and the LGA Lib Dems will be flying the flag for Liberal Democrats in local government from our joint exhibition stand.

There will be a range of printed factsheets and publications for members to take away, political officers available for advice and general updates on best practice and local campaigns.

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