Kickstart and Councillors Weekend go online

We’re sorry to announce that we cannot deliver the Kickstart, Councillors Weekend, Agents Training, Affinity Publisher Training, Organisers Weekend and Future Campaign Leaders as physical events on 27-29 November and 4-6 December due to Covid-19.

We are extremely disappointed to have to do this, but as I am sure you be aware the Government’s changes to the ‘rules’ means that this is just not going to be possible to hold physical events.

Instead, we are running a first class weekend of online training, learning, discussion and mentoring.


The elections next May are going ahead.   We want to help as many Liberal Democrat members as possible so that we can have more success in the coming elections and on the Council.

With this in mind, we have shifted all the events to being online as a very high-quality training and development weekend.

Here’s what we’re delivering:

On Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 November from 9:30am to 16:30pm

  • We’re running Kickstart online! Over 30 training sessions, fantastic keynote speakers and the same bespoke mentoring you’d get at Kickstart in person. Book NOW
  • Councillors Weekend with the LGA Lib Dem Group – Our fantastic councillor focused training weekend. Gain insights from experienced councillors and learn the skills to help you in these unprecedented times.  Book NOW
  • Affinity Publisher training – sitting alongside Kickstart we’re running a full Affinity Publisher course for people who design literature for local parties. Book NOW
  • Organisers’ Weekend – for paid local party organisers.  Book NOW
  • Agents’ training – Learn how to be an agent for a  local election, including election law.  Book NOW

The online event is completely free for all Liberal Democrat members. We want to support as many people as possible to get ready for 2021 elections so please encourage colleagues to attend.

We’ll provide a full agenda with lots of detail soon.

Booked already? 

We have contacted all registered delegates and groups to discuss refunds.

Thank you for your patience during these challenging times.

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  • Autumn: 28-29 November 2020* – Online – Free
  • Summer: 2-4 July 2021*
  • Autumn: 26-28 November 2021

*includes Councillors Weekend (with LGA Liberal Democrat Group)

Full timetables ONLINE NOW – Closing date for Bookings 19 Nov

Free for ANY Liberal Democrats

Kickstart Online BOOK NOW >>>

Councillors Weekend Online BOOK NOW >>>

Agents Training Online BOOK NOW >>>

Organisers Weekend Online BOOK NOW >>>

Affinity Publisher Online BOOK NOW >>>