When should you select

When should you select your council candidates? The answer is as soon as possible! Target and development ward candidates The longer candidates are in place…

Using the Phone to campaign

Using the phone to campaign Using the phone and knocking on doors for campaigning are not alternatives. Both are essential to success in winning elections.…

Using Facebook

Facebook is a huge online resource that offers a great opportunity to connect with a wide number of people, many of whom are not contactable…

Twitter

Twitter Twitter is a micro blogging site that allows you to share short messages (140 characters) or pictures with other users instantly. Twitter usage has…

Taking good photographs

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” A well known phrase, but one that very much holds true. The best way to grab the attention…

Street Stalls

Running a stall gives you a visible presence and a chance to recruit and encourage support for your campaign. You should not sit there waiting…

Social Media

What is social media, and why is it important? Social media are programs that allow users to communicate with others online. Whilst the types of…

Recruiting More Postal Voters

How do I get more Liberal Democrat leaning voters to register as postal voters? Putting time and effort into getting more Lib Dem supporters signed…

Postal Votes

What is the postal vote? The ‘postal vote’ is the votes of people who have opted to vote by post in an election. Any elector…

Polling Day Planning

You should be thinking about your polling day now. First consider the strategy across your authority. It’s pointless running a polling day of military precision…

Phone Bank Scripts and Connect

Connect is a powerful tool, and to get the most of it we should be using the correct scripts and asking the correct questions when…

Membership

Why do we need members? Every local party, no matter how big or small, needs members. Why? There are a number of reasons including, but…

Marked Registers

The marked register is a copy of the electoral roll that was used on polling day that shows who voted. It is available in two…

Making the most out of petitions

Why should we collect petitions? Collecting signatures on a petition to support a cause has been a mainstay of campaigning for decades. By collecting signatures…

Making the Most of Community Rights

The Localism Act and the Sustainable Communities Act give new powers to Councils and Local people. These new powers are additional tools in our arsenal…

Knocking Up

To win in most local elections we need to get a better turnout of our supporters than the opposition does (differential turnout). Our list of…

Group Membership

Why not get a quote for your council group or local party? What do group members receive? ALL the individual member benefits – PLUS: 12%…

Getting Involved

How can I get more involved in ALDC? ALDC is a membership organisation, and we very much encourage members to get more involved in our…

Fundraising

How do I raise money to pay for my campaign? Lib Dems Local Parties raise funds from a range of sources. Some of the common…

Focus

What is a Focus? A Focus leaflet is a local newsletter containing local news and information from the local Lib Dem team. It is typically…

Flickr (Online Photos)

What is Flickr? Flickr is an online photo storage and sharing facility that allows you to upload, download, and create links to your own (and…

Finding Potential Candidates

Not all of us find it easy to find people to stand as councillors. But finding the right candidates, to provide a strong representative team…

Finding and Retaining Members and Helpers

The biggest challenge Liberal Democrat campaigners often have is attracting enough helpers to deliver a winning campaign. To make the most of your campaign team…

Finding “Paper(less)” Candidates

Whether you call them ‘paper’ (because they’re there as names on a ballot) or ‘paperless’ (because we aren’t delivering leaflets and letters for them), every…

Door Knocking

We deliver leaflets till our shoes are worn out, now-a-days we also deliver letters, send emails and update our blogs and twitter feeds, but there…

Direct Mail

What is ‘Direct Mail’? Direct mail is when you send an addressed letter to an elector about a specific issue or campaign. Why use ‘Direct…
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