By-Elections – the election campaign itself

During the election campaign, the priorities should be getting literature through doors,canvassing (phone and doorstep), delivering your digital campaign and then finally getting your vote…

By-Elections – Pre-Election Checklist

Pre-election checklist To think about … Let ALDC and Region know about your by election! Campaign team identified Agent/ Organiser in place Photo session completed?…

Messaging

Messaging is about defining what the election is about, defining your candidate, and defining the opposition.   Defining Your Candidate (We’re good) For the Liberal…

Building your Shuttleworth

Winning local elections is usually about differential turnouts In many places we don’t have a “natural” majority of the electorate. The key to winning locally…

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…

ALDC Membership Benefits

Who can join ALDC? Any Liberal Democrat member can join ALDC. No matter what your role – councillor, candidate or campaigner (activist, organiser, agent, team…

9.4 Issue of postal ballots

Issue of postal votes Postal vote ballot papers must be posted out by the authorities with provision (for postal votes sent to UK addresses) for…

9.2 Proxy Votes

Proxy votes Who may act as a proxy? Only someone who is (or will be) registered individually may apply for a proxy or be appointed…

8.4 Data Protection Small Print

Data protection small print [If you return this form] The Liberal Democrats and their elected representatives may use the information you’ve given to contact you.…

8.3 Data Protection and Casework

Casework People whose addresses you have purely because they contacted councillors with casework should not then be written to for other purposes e.g. to solicit…

8.1 Data Protection

What small print do you need? All literature – both inside and outside election time – should carry an imprint. The Newspapers, Printers and Reading…

7.9 Posters and Imprints

Posters and Imprints Posters must have an imprint on the side that will be displayed. This also applies to a leaflet, one side of which…

7.7 Copyright and Maps

Copyright and Maps Do not reproduce copyrighted maps without permission. This includes those that originate from the Ordnance Survey, A-Z or other commercial publications. Google…

7.6 Digital Imprints and the Law

Digital imprints The legal situation over the use of imprints on websites, in emails, on Facebook and so on is annoyingly vague as it is…

7.5 Imprints and the Law

Imprints – Applies to physical literature only, for online use see ‘Digital Imprints‘ During an election all literature for voters must bear an imprint. The…

7.4 Ten Golden Rules to Avoid Libel

10 golden rules to avoid libel Check the facts.Then check them again. Are they backed up by documentary evidence? Would the evidence crumble if challenged?…

7.11 Fly Posting

Fly posting and what to do about it Putting posters on property without the owner’s permission is illegal. If opponents fly post warn them of…

6.9 Section 75 Returns

Section 75 returns Forms for Section 75 are no longer usually provided to agents as part of the pack given out by the Returning Officer…