Just a quick message to wish you a very happy Christmas, and to thank you for your continuing membership and support.
2017 has been a busy year. In April we celebrated the best municipal year EVER for local by-election results with 32 net gains for the Liberal Democrats. In May members up and down the county were in the unique situation of fighting local elections after a General Election had been called. Four weeks later we were all still hard at it with the snap General Election.
2017 has also been ALDC (and ALC and ASDC)’s 50th Anniversary. Thank you so much to everyone who has been involved with events at Conference, the Appeal and our Anniversary Dinner in October. 50 years is a great achievement and it is good that we have found time to celebrate this in between campaigning.
We’re already looking forward with exciting plans to help our members campaign and win in the 2018 and 2019 local elections. In recent weeks not only have we seen a string of stunning by-election gains but also the largest Kickstart weekend ever, packed full of members eager to win in 2018 and 2019.
Thank you so much to those who have been so generous with the 50th Anniversary appeal for the ALDC Fighting Fund. It’s not too late to make donations – every penny goes on helping local Lib Dems win local elections. Find out more here.
We rely on the support of our members to do what we do, so thank you again for your support and for your membership.
From all the team at ALDC, have a great Christmas and our hopes for a more liberal 2018.
Chief Executive, ALDC
PS. Three dates for your diary for 2018 are:
Post-Election Group Leadership Day 8 June 2017
Kickstart 6-8 July 2017
Kickstart 23-25 November 2017
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