Endorsements

Endorsements (also known as vox pops) are a common way for successful campaigns to repeat their key messages. In the same way that many successful…

Writing letters to the press

Writing letters to the local paper is an easy way to communicate your message to a large number of people. Not only is a letter…

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…

Responding to Negative Campaigns

To win an election campaign you need win the hearts and minds of the electorate. There are four key narratives on which your campaign needs…

Purdah

Civil servants and local government officers are not supposed to be partisan at any time but they need to take extra care to avoid any…

Public Meetings

The most effective meeting will be about an important local issue that involves local residents who want to have the opportunity to express their feelings.…

Hustings

During general elections (and occasionally, but rarely local elections), it is quite common for there to be a series of election hustings where they invite…

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…

Eligibility

Candidate eligibility can be a complex area with some less than obvious rules making it difficult to decide whether someone can stand for election or…

Council candidate selection

As a democratic party it is important that we have a fair, open and transparent process for choosing the people who stand for us in…

Bankruptcy

The law in England and Wales on bankruptcy was changed by the Enterprise Act 2002 s.267(1), amending the Local Government Act 1972 s.80(1)(b). The changes…