Cllr Tim Pickstone

Chief Executive

Management, financial management, leadership, governance, external relations and profile-raising.

Ed Stephenson

Campaigns and HQ Manager

Management of the HQ Team. Templates, campaign packs and best practice, by-elections, election briefing and candidate support. Share of advice, training and written guidance with the wider political team.

Cllr Abi Bell

Volunteering Officer

Responsible for the volunteers who help deliver our flagship training at events such as Kickstart Weekends, Motivate Training Days and Party Conferences.

Gareth Lloyd-Johnson

Campaigns Officer

Templates, campaign packs and best practice, by-elections, election briefing and candidate support. Share of advice, training and written guidance with the wider political team.

Chris Twells

Fundraising and Sponsorship Officer

Responsible for building funding streams to support our work getting more Liberal Democrat councillors elected.

Rebecca Jones

Marketing and Membership Officer

Marketing, Membership engagement and retention, printed and digital communications.

Richard Cole

Development and Field Team Manager

Management of the field team. Development Officer support for London, South-East England and Wales. Share of advice, training and written guidance with the wider political team.

Cllr James Baker

Development Officer

Development Officer support for North-East England, North-West England, Yorkshire and Humberside. Share of advice, training and written guidance with the wider political team.

Zöe Franklin

Development Officer

Development Officer support for South Central, East of England and East Midlands. Share of advice, training and written guidance with the wider political team.

Cllr Caroline Leaver

Development Officer

Development Officer support for Devon & Cornwall, Western Counties and West Midlands. Share of advice, training and written guidance with the wider political team.

Cllr James Calder

Development Officer

Development Officer support for Scotland. Share of advice, training and written guidance with the wider political team.

John Bridges

Finance and Database Organiser

Financial administration, membership processing, ALDC group membership and database management. Share of office administration.

Cllr Alex Warren

Campaigns and Communications Intern

Campaigns support for some local parties in Greater Manchester. ALDC campaigns and communications support.

ALDC Telephone: 0161 302 7532, 9.30am – 5pm weekdays. Please call or email us:

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