Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors

Kickstart Weekend, Autumn – 24-26 November 2017

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Wednesday, 4th January, 2017


Kickstart is the name of our highly regarded residential training weekend. We bring together some of the party’s most experienced and successful campaigners with campaign teams from across the country.

At Kickstart you’ll get great training, advice and bespoke mentoring for your team to help you build and improve your campaign plans and knowledge, looking ahead to your next electoral success. We have something to offer everyone whatever your role in the campaign, and regardless of your experience. Kickstart is the bootcamp you need to win.

More than anything, the weekend provides an opportunity to meet and network with like-minded Lib Dems who want to campaign hard to get the best deal for their community.


  • 30+ hours of training with courses suitable for both new and experienced campaigners
  • Time to work as a team with an experienced mentor who can look at your plans and advise you from an independent perspective about how to make them even better
  • Guest speaker along with a three course dinner on the Saturday night
  • Drop-in sessions on more specialist campaign techniques and skills
  • In-depth strategy and review sessions on what worked for people in the 2016 elections
  • Two-nights full board accommodation – including meals and refreshments – in a dedicated training centre with bar and leisure facilities


  • Autumn: Friday 24 November (registration open 6-7pm) to Sunday 26 November (around 1.30pm)


Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre, near Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 0NL (map and directions).


  • ALDC members: current early-bird rate of £185 for a single room (usual price is £270) and £155 for a double or twin room per person (usual price is £240).
  • Non-ALDC members: £270 for a single room; £240 for a double or twin room per person. Join us to benefit from discounted attendance.

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Claire Halliwell