If you’ve been before you’ll know all about the weekend’s benefits. And if you’ve not, come along to get tailored, professional advice; training and bespoke mentoring for your team from experienced Liberal Democrat campaigners and councillors.

The weekend caters for everyone; whatever your role in a campaign, and regardless of your experience. You’ll go away having improved your campaigning skills and with a well-developed campaign plan ready for your next set of elections.

Kickstart is the boot-camp you need to win. The weekend also provides an opportunity to meet and network with like-minded Lib Dems, who want to campaign hard to get the best deal for their communities.

What’s included:

  • 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.
  • Two-nights’ full board accommodation in a dedicated training centre with a bar and leisure facilities.


  • ALDC members single-room: early-bird rate of £170, mid-rate of £205 and a final-rate of £250.
  • ALDC members double or twin room per person: early-bird rate of £140, mid-rate of £175 and a final-rate of £220.
  • Non-ALDC members: £290 for a single room; £260 for a double or twin room per person.

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Upcoming dates:

Where does it take place: 

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