Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors

Be a Councillor Guide

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Tuesday, 8th March, 2016

The LGA Lib Dems support Liberal Democrat council groups across England & Wales The LGA Lib Dems support Liberal Democrat council groups across England & Wales

The LGA and ALDC have produced a ‘Be a Councillor’ guide for Liberal Democrat members and supporters.

Lib Dem councillors have long been an important democratic voice for the party. Our well-worn mottos of ‘working hard all year round’ and ‘success you can see’ really mean something to the communities we represent.

This guide contains information about how councils work, the role of a councillor and most importantly, what being a Lib Dem councillor looks like.

Inside the guide, you will hear from four Lib Dem councillors from different local councils. They have shared why they are Lib Dem councillors and why it is important to them to represent their communities.

The guide is a great starting point if you have ever looked at other councillors and thought ‘I could do this’. There is also information about where to go to find out more.

In local government the Lib Dems are working hard for local people, standing up for our communities and making sure everyone knows the difference the Lib Dems can make.

You may already be a campaigner, community activist, involved in your local church or mosque, or a local school governor. You might help delivering leaflets or organising events. If so, you already have a great basis for taking up public office and becoming a Lib Dem councillor.

But ultimately, if you really care about your area, and want work to make it the best place it can be, becoming a Lib Dem councillor could be for you.

We hope you find this guide useful, and if you decide to stand for election, we look forward to welcoming you into the Lib Dem local government family.

Claire Halliwell