Future councillors scheme launched by Young Liberals



The Young Liberals have launched a Future Councillors scheme aimed at encouraging supporting people under 30 years old to get elected and thrive as Liberal Democrat Councillors. The scheme, which has 15 places in its first cohort, will provide entrants with a fully-funded place at ALDC’s Kickstart weekend, a Summer Survey for their ward, five days of specialised training and support and an experienced personal mentor.

The Young Liberals are particularly wanting to help potential councillors in areas where has historically been very little Liberal Democrat campaigning activity and where financial support and infrastructure is thin on the ground.

The organisers want to hear from people from any and all backgrounds and levels of experience (or none).

You just need to be a Liberal Democrat member under 30 years old, available from 2-4th July for the kickstart weekend and wanting to be elected as a councillor in May 2022.

For more details and an application form, please go to the Young Liberals website.

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5 Comments

  • Geoffrey Dron 7th Apr '21 - 12:52pm

    I hope that after the local elections we’ll see LibDems working, as in Bolton, in alliance with other parties to replace useless Labour councils

    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/bolton-council-tories-liberal-coalition-16257017

  • Brad Barrows 7th Apr '21 - 3:12pm

    @Geoffrey Dron
    So the Liberal Democrats join with UKIP to prop up the Tories, and you think that is a good thing?
    Shocking.

  • Geoffrey Dron 7th Apr '21 - 8:08pm

    @ Brad Barrows – if by ‘propping up the Tories’ you mean getting rid of an incompetent Labour administration, I can hold my nose with regard to UKIP support at least if it doesn’t exercise any decisive role.

  • Roger Roberts 8th Apr '21 - 8:58pm

    There are no circumstances in which we can have any kind of co-operation with UKIP or other Farage-like organisations. From my time as chair of the Union of University Liberal Societies – more than sixty years ago- to today we reject any such involvement .Totally illiberal and opposed to all we have supported.

  • Even if one put all the admirable liberal principles set out by Roger Roberts on one side, anybody with real knowledge of the actual competence of UKIP (in, for example the Welsh Assembly) would know they couldn’t run a p… up in a brewery.

    Think again, Mr Dron.

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