ALDC and LGA Lib Dems at Conference

ALDC and our friends at the LGA Liberal Democrats will be in Liverpool and working hard throughout Conference, here are the details:


ALDC will be providing seven training sessions over the course of Saturday 14th March, some in conjunction with our friends at Lib Dem HQ and the LGA Lib Dem Group.

  • 09:30 – 10:45

Making the Most of ALDC Membership
Anders Hanson and John Bridges
Arena and Convention Centre (ACC), Room 4A

Winning in the Last 7 Days
Richard Cole, with Victoria Marsom and Rachel Palma Randle (LDHQ)
ACC, Room 11B

  • 11:00 – 12:30

Door Knocking for Victory
John Bridges, with Dave McCobb and Adam Stachura (LDHQ)
ACC, Room 11B

  • 14:30 – 15:45

Turning Full Council into Headlines and Lib Dem Votes
Howard Sykes and Alan Connett (on behalf of ALDC & LGA Lib Dems)
ACC, Room 4A

Messaging – Linking Local and National
Steve Jolly and Dave McCobb (LDHQ), with ALDC
ACC, Room 11B

  • 16:00 – 17:30

Making the Most of the Last 50 Days of the Campaign
Richard Cole, with Victoria Marsom (LDHQ)
ACC, Room 4A

Effective Squeeze – Presenting a Clear Choice to Voters
Anders Hanson, with Elspeth Finlay and John Aylwin (LDHQ)
ACC, Room 7


ALDC and Lib Dem History Group:

The famous community politics resolution, adopted by the Liberal Party at its 1970 Assembly, helped to lay the foundations for revival after the party’s loss of half its seats in the 1970 election. Discuss the community politics approach, what it meant and how it can help the Liberal Democrats in the future, with Gordon Lishman (co-author, The Theory and Practice of Community Politics) and Mike Storey (former leader of Liverpool council).

8.15pm, Friday 13 March 2015

Room 13, Arena & Convention Centre, Kings Dock, Liverpool (conference pass needed for entry)

LGA Lib Dems:
Demanding Devolution: A Local Liberal Democrat Vision

Chair: Cllr Chris White (LGA Lib Dem Deputy Leader)

Speakers: Cllr Erica Kemp (Lord Mayor of Liverpool), Stephen Williams MP (Minister, Department for Communities and Local Government), Cllr Richard Kemp (Group Leader, Liverpool), Baroness Kath Pinnock (House of Lords)

Join us to launch a collection of local Lib Dem essays from around the country describing the opportunities and challenges of devolution in their communities. Wine and sandwiches provided.

6.15pm, Saturday 14 March – Room 4B, ACC

Exhibition Stand

The joint ALDC-LGA Lib Dems exhibition stand is the home of Liberal Democrats in Local Government at every Conference. This spring will be no different!

Come and join us at the stand and tell us how it is going and who your candidates are. We’ll also have our latest publications available to buy and the LGA Lib Dem Group have arranged ‘drop-in’ sessions with their national training Peers.

If you have any issues related to the work of your council group or anything else you would like to talk through with our two lead peers then you will be able to find them at the LGA/ALDC stand at the following times:

Saturday 14 March

Sunday 15 March
We look forward to seeing you there!

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