Tag Archives: newbies

More than one person a minute joins Lib Dems since May’s statement

Theresa May’s statement in Downing Street tonight seems to have motivated a bunch of people to do something to stop Brexit. They’ve joined the Lib Dems.

Actually, now it’s over 300…..

They got a welcome from the leader:

 

And it must be pretty remarkable if the BBC notices:

Posted in News | Also tagged | 6 Comments

Three things a local party can do for newbies

With another(!) influx of new members, it seemed time to write about some things that work for us in Harrow. They’re not unique to us, but they’re not universal either, so it seemed worth sharing.

Say hello!

Here in Harrow Liberal Democrats we try and make sure all new members — if they want — get an individual personal welcome. Our (awesome) membership secretary, or someone else from the exec, or a ward organiser, or whoever, just arranges to meet for a chat at a café/pub.

It’s a really good way to a) make sure new members feel cared about; b) get a chance to find out what their interests / skills are, what they’d like to help with, and what they’d like to see the local party doing; c) let them ask any questions — on policy, or procedures, or local information. d) give them the hard sell on the next Harrow Lib Dem Pint where they can meet more of the team.

Pints

Posted in News | Also tagged and | 8 Comments
Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarTeejay 19th May - 2:18pm
    Martin: As Jane Mansfield correctly points out. Nick Clegg agreed to reduce the number of constituency by 50 and equalise them in exchange for a...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 19th May - 2:09pm
    @ John Marriott "here we are – last again!" And not just in the Eurovision Songs thing ....... my wife and I have still not...
  • User AvatarJohn Marriott 19th May - 2:06pm
    As I reported on another thread today, Hezza has ‘previous’ as I believe he stood as a ‘National Liberal’ in the 1959 General Election, before...
  • User AvatarYeovil Yokel 19th May - 1:56pm
    Or, as an adolescent headline writer on the Sun might put it: "Hezza preffa Vinnie 2 Tessa/ Bozza/Jezza". I suppose that even if elected Tories...
  • User AvatarGlenn 19th May - 12:54pm
    A distant second in an election with an almost guaranteed low turn out. If Britain was really as divided as commentators make out we would...
  • User AvatarDavid Becket 19th May - 12:00pm
    Agreed MarkStevens, we are not getting enough leaflets out. Our local party has had 4000 to deliver and a similar number sent by freepost. This...