Cllrs Hayleigh Gascoigne and Sarah Medley

Vale of White Horse District Council

“We were both elected for the first time in 2019. We benefited from Local Election Appeal funding in the form of an additional item of direct mail to key postal voters in our ward. Vale of White Horse District Council was formerly Conservative-run, with only 9 Lib Dems out of 38 councillors. The local elections in May 2019 turned this around completely, there are now 30 Lib Dem councillors out of 38! We won all our target seats and then some more, even one of our paper candidates won!”

Cllr Lisa Spivey

Cotswold District Council and Gloucestershire County Council

“Without the financial support from ALDC’s Local Election Appeal, we would never have won a big rural ward like mine. The additional direct mail from ALDC played a huge part in our success in taking control of the District Council in for the first time ever!”


Cllr Hannah Kitching

Lib Dem Group Leader, Barnsley MBC

“Before 2018 we had no representation at all in Barnsley but we are now the second-biggest party, with four councillors and we’re working hard to win more next year. Our team could not have done this without the advice and support of ALDC – we’ve been to Kickstart twice and we’ve also benefited from Fighting Fund grants.”


Cllr Robert Hopkins

City and County of Cardiff

“When an unexpected by-election came up in Cardiff last summer, we know we needed to raise money fast. Within 24 hours of submitting our draft budget and campaign plan to ALDC, a cheque was in the post and we were able to spend more time campaigning and less time raising money. We held the ward with a huge majority – thank you ALDC!”