Pick a Ward and Win It

Ed Stephenson

This new book has been written for aspiring campaigners and candidates who want to go out and win a ward for the Liberal Democrats, make a difference for their communities and empower their residents.

Liberal Democrat councillors can and do make a real difference for the local communities. Over a few years, winning a number of wards can lead to overall or shared council control, and to winning an MP.

Winning has always started somewhere. Some of our most successful Liberal Democrat areas began with a small team winning in one ward. If you’re in a council area or constituency with no Liberal Democrat councillors then we want you to pick a ward, and win it. If you’re in an area that already has councillors but the capacity for growth, we want you to pick another ward, and win it.

In almost all cases this is going to be ONE ward. Liberal Democrats have learnt the hard way over the years that we need to target our resources to win. Our basic strategy is to stand a candidate in every ward BUT target ALL our resources (people, money, leaflets, etc) at the wards we want to win.

In this book we want to give you the knowledge we’ve built up over years of campaigning. Sharing tried and tested tips and rules. This isn’t an exhaustive book – but instead it’s designed to give you the pointers you’ll need to get going in your first election and beyond.

This product will only be sold to Lib Dem party members. Please provide your ALDC or party membership numbers with the order for us to check.

You can buy a copy from our eBay shop or by calling us on 0161 212 1012. It costs £5 for ALDC members and £10 for non-ALDC members.

How to be a councillor

Erica and Richard Kemp

What exactly do councillors do? Buy this book to find out from two of Liverpool’s most experienced Liberal Democrat councillors. With a combined 58 years of service to the people of Liverpool – Erica and Richard Kemp are uniquely qualified to tell you. In this book they provide home truths, inspiration and share their top being a councillor tips. A must read for aspiring councillors, and a great catch up for seasoned veterans.

This product will only be sold to Lib Dem party members. Please provide your ALDC or party membership numbers with the order for us to check.

You can buy a copy from our eBay shop or by calling us on 0161 212 1012. It costs £5 for ALDC members and £10 for non-ALDC members.

Towards a Liberal Future

David Howarth and Bernard Greaves

In Towards a Liberal Future, David Howarth and Bernard Greaves set out their view of what liberalism is all about. They look at how the party has failed to practice and communicate its core values and set out how we can fix this.

The authors have a long history in the party. It’s nearly 40 years since Bernard Greaves co-wrote “The Theory and Practice of Community Politics” and 10 years since he co-wrote “The Theory and Practice of Community Economics.” David Howarth is a former Liberal Democrat MP and councillor who has returned to academic life since he stepped down from Parliament.

You can buy a copy from our eBay shop or by calling us on 0161 212 1012. It costs £5 for ALDC members and £10 for non-ALDC members.