Thursday 4 May 2023 will be a major electoral event

This is the largest cycle of local elections in the current Parliament. Millions of people in England will have at least one vote in May.

To build on our success in 2021 and 2022 – and at council by-elections since May 2022 – it’s very important that we get a good set of results in 2023. With your generous support, we want to raise £40,000 to spend on direct mail to key voters in 200 marginal wards. Your financial support could make the difference in these close contests.

Please donate whatever you can:

What your donation will buy in our key battleground wards:

  • £25 will allow us to print and stuff 100 pieces of squeeze mail
  • £65 will cover the cost of artworking one mailing
  • £100 will pay for postage to 400 homes
  • £400 will allow us to send two sets of squeeze mailings to a ward

Where has elections in 2023?

229 English councils have local elections next year, as well as four directly elected mayors. In all there are more than 8000 principal council seats up for grabs – the largest local elections in the current Parliament! Thursday 4 May will also see Town/Parish council elections in many areas of England.

Why donate to us?

We’re the party’s premier campaigning organisation for local elections and we will always help to build up the party’s base in local government. We are supporting candidates in places that we have controlled for decades and local parties that are fighting to elect their first Liberal Democrat councillor. Every penny of your generous donations will go directly to winning more council wards – none will be spent on internal admin!

What impact will your donations make?

With your support, we can wake up on Friday 5 May to a great set of election results and a turning point for liberalism in Britain. A significant increase in the number of Liberal Democrat councillors elected will provide the perfect platform for the party to prosper ahead of whatever the future has in store.

Prefer to donate by cheque?

If so, please make it payable to ALDC and send it to: Local Election Appeal, ALDC, 2.07 Boat Shed, 16 Exchange Quay, Salford M5 3EQ