ALDC advice: filling in and submitting nomination forms

We advise that you fill in your nomination forms at the earliest opportunity possible. You’re able to submit them from March 27 onwards and the deadline for returning them is 4pm on Wednesday 3 April. The following paperwork needs to be completed correctly and submitted on time: Nomination papers Candidate’s consent to nomination Candidates address form […]

We advise that you fill in your nomination forms at the earliest opportunity possible. You’re able to submit them from March 27 onwards and the deadline for returning them is 4pm on Wednesday 3 April.

The following paperwork needs to be completed correctly and submitted on time:

  • Nomination papers
  • Candidate’s consent to nomination
  • Candidates address form
  • Deposit (not for locals)
  • Form for the appointment of the agent
  • Delegated Nominating Officer (DNO) paperwork (for use of the party name and logo on the ballot paper)

Most Returning Officers will supply forms, but some may expect you to supply your own from the Electoral Commission’s website. You should always use the Party’s own DNO paperwork – download it.

Find more information on filling in your forms correctly.

The golden rules:

  1. Talk to your Returning Officer and find out what they will and won’t accept, and arrange a meeting for an informal check before the deadlines
  2. Get your papers submitted in time so that you can deal with any mistakes and problems
  3. If you run into serious problems, check with ALDC (email info@aldc.orgor call 0161 212 1012)

Download nomination papersincluding candidate consent to nomination and agent notification forms – ward specific nomination papers will be available from your council.

Download Certificate of Authorisation / Delegated Nominating Officer (DNO) form England – we recommend you use this version rather than the one supplied by your council.

ALDC: Liberal Democrat Councillors and Campaigners– we are a membership organisation that provides advice, resources and training to support our members with their campaigning to win elections. Join us online >

We provided the above advice as a taster to showcase the type of support that we provide for our members year-round.

 

* ALDC is the Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors and Campaigners

ALDC By-Election Review – 14th March

Thursday saw three by-elections take place across the country with two Labour seats and an Independent seat up for grabs. Southampton UA, Coxford Ward Lab 668 [26.3%; -1.9%] Con 529 [20.8%; +4.4%] LD Sam Chapman 450 [17.7%; +14.7%] SA 368 [14.5%; +14.5%] IS 178 [7.0%; +7.0%] Ind 174 [6.8%; +4.4%] UKIP 123 [4.8%; +4.8%] Green […]

Thursday saw three by-elections take place across the country with two Labour seats and an Independent seat up for grabs.

Southampton UA, Coxford Ward

Lab 668 [26.3%; -1.9%] Con 529 [20.8%; +4.4%] LD Sam Chapman 450 [17.7%; +14.7%] SA 368 [14.5%; +14.5%] IS 178 [7.0%; +7.0%] Ind 174 [6.8%; +4.4%] UKIP 123 [4.8%; +4.8%] Green 53 [2.1%; -0.9%] Lab gain from Ind Percentage change from 2018

With the resignation of the Independent councillor, Coxford Ward was up for grabs with eight candidates battling it out. Sam Chapman and Southampton Lib Dems put on a great campaign opposing more tax rises and service cuts from the Labour council and putting forward some great ideas to improve the city’s air quality and environment. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be for Sam, but the success of the campaign shone through as the Lib Dem vote share increased by 14.7%. Well done to the team on a great result that leaves the party in great stead for the next round of elections this May.

Durham UA, Wingate

Lab 458 [64.1%; -11.7] LD Edwin Simpson 163 [22.8%; +22.8%] NEP 74 [10.3%; +0.1] FB 20 [2.8; +2.8%] Turnout 24.2% Lab Hold Percentage change from 2017

Our second result from the evening comes from Durham UA’s Wingate ward. With Labour running the county council for 100 years, the battle always looked to be tough. Edwin Simpson and the Durham Lib Dem team had a fantastic result and grabbed 22.8% of the vote share from nowhere in the battle, which saw Labour lose 11.7% of the vote that they received in 2017. A great result showing an increase in momentum for the Lib Dem team in Durham which hopefully sets them in good stead for next week’s Durham by-election in Esh and Witton Gilbert.

Croydon LB, Norbury & Pollards Hill

Lab 1379 [64.5%; -3.3%] Con 324 [15.2%; -6.9%] Ind 162 [7.6%; +7.6%] Green 91 [4.3%; -6.0%] Ind 72 [3.4%; +3.4%] LD Guy Burchett 70 [3.3%; +3.3%] UKIP 40 [1.9%; +1.9%] Lab Hold Percentage change from 2018

Thanks also go to the Croydon Lib Dems and Guy Burchett for representing liberal values standing in a tricky battle in Norbury & Pollards Hill.

Next week there are six by-elections taking place with one Lib Dem defence!

If you have a spare hour you can find contact details of who to ring to help out on our website.

Or why not donate to the ALDC Fighting Fund so we can give more grants to local teams to help us win more by-elections

Good luck to all standing and see you next week!

* ALDC is the Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors and Campaigners

ALDC’s by-election review – 7th March

A  quiet night of by-elections saw one by-election take place in Haddenham and Stone for Aylesbury Vale DC. The solitary election saw a big loss for the Conservatives to the Green’s who increased their vote share 34.6% to snatch the seat from the Tories. Jim Brown and the Aylesbury Vale Lib Dem team flew the […]

A  quiet night of by-elections saw one by-election take place in Haddenham and Stone for Aylesbury Vale DC. The solitary election saw a big loss for the Conservatives to the Green’s who increased their vote share 34.6% to snatch the seat from the Tories. Jim Brown and the Aylesbury Vale Lib Dem team flew the flag well and took 333 votes increasing their vote share by 2.3% so a big thanks to Jim and the team.

Next week we have a busier week with 3 by-elections taking place with Lib Dem candidates standing in all. See below our list for next week and how you can help.

Croydon LB, Norbury & Pollards Hill
Labour Seat. Cause: Death
LD Candidate: Guy Burchett
Get in touch – https://www.croydonlibdems.org/contact_us

Durham UA, Wingate.
Lab Seat. Cause: Death.
LD Candidate: Edwin Simpson
Get in touch – https://durhamlibdems.mycouncillor.org.uk/get-involved/?purpose=get%20in%20touch#page-content 

Southampton UA, Coxford Ward.
Ind Seat. Cause: Resignation.
LD Candidate Candidate: Sam Chapman sam@samchapman.net

Contact (campaign manager): Colin McDougal csmac1707@gmail.com

Good luck to all our candidates standing next week!

If you have a spare hour you can find contact details of who to ring to help out on our website.

Or why not donate to the ALDC Fighting Fund so we can give more grants to local teams to help us win more by-elections.

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* ALDC is the Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors and Campaigners

Join ALDC at a discounted rate (until Sunday 10 March)

We want to help the Party achieve a bumper set of results in this May’s local elections – the biggest of this parliament. To entice you to join us and to ensure your team has the best chance of success, until Sunday 10 March, new joiners will get 50% discount from their first six months. […]

We want to help the Party achieve a bumper set of results in this May’s local elections – the biggest of this parliament.

To entice you to join us and to ensure your team has the best chance of success, until Sunday 10 March, new joiners will get 50% discount from their first six months.

Join us online at www.aldc.org/join

Enter SPRING2019 in the discount code slot when prompted. You’ll pay just £3.41 a month for your first six months. Please help us spread the word and let your fellow team members who may be interested know.

How we can help you win – join us to get full access to all of our advice, resources, and training:

  • All the resources and templates you’ll need for your campaign, saving you valuable campaigning time, e.g. election time Focus, postal voter templates, posters…
  • Our advice service– someone to talk to or email – whenever you have any questions or queries. Tap into our expertise, let us critique your plan, ask us about election law…
  • Guidance, ideas, and inspiration for your campaign – access our best practice: what to do, when and how.
  • Access to our member-only private Facebook Group to ask questions and share ideas with fellow campaigners and councillors.
  • Heavily discounted Kickstart places and regular webinars covering topics such as using PagePlus and filling in nomination papers.

Happy campaigning!

 

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* ALDC is the Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors and Campaigners

ALDC By-election review 21st February 2019

70 days to go to the local elections was celebrated in the form of two by-elections taking place across the country on 21st February. Northamptonshire CC, Oundle Con 1864 [51.3%; -14.1%] LD Marc Folgate 1276 [35.1%; +24.6%] Lab 403 [11.1%; -12.9%] UKIP 89 [2.5%; +2.5%} Turnout 36.9% Con Hold (former Councillor sitting as Independent) Percentage […]

70 days to go to the local elections was celebrated in the form of two by-elections taking place across the country on 21st February.

Northamptonshire CC, Oundle
Con 1864 [51.3%; -14.1%]
LD Marc Folgate 1276 [35.1%; +24.6%]
Lab 403 [11.1%; -12.9%]
UKIP 89 [2.5%; +2.5%}
Turnout 36.9%
Con Hold (former Councillor sitting as Independent)
Percentage change from 2017

The standout result for the night saw Marc Folgate and the Northamptonshire Lib Dem team put out a scare to the Conservatives in an epic battle for Oundle. Putting on a fantastic campaign, Marc Folgate achieved a huge swing of 24.6% increasing his vote share to a whopping 35.1%. The result saw a huge loss of votes to the Conservativs and Labour, losing 14.1% and 12.9% respectively. Congratulations to Marc and the team on a fantastic result that is sure to raise optimism ahead of May!

Cardiff UA, Ely
PC 831 [43.1%; +17.8%]
Lab 779 [40.4%; -7.1%]
Con 271 [14.1%; -2.4%]
LD Richard Jerrett 46 [2.4%; -6.2%]
[TUSC 0 [-2.1%; -2.1%]]
PC gain Lab
Percentage change from 2017

Thanks go also to Richard Jerrett and the Cardiff Lib Dem for their hard work campaigning and fighting hard for our liberal values. Despite a difficult result, it is always extremely important to have the option to vote for the Liberal Democrats and their hard work should be appreciated, especially in an election that saw both Labour and the Conservatives lose seats.

Next week we have 1 by-election in Berkeley Vale for Stroud DC with Mike Stayte standing.

If you have a spare hour you can find contact details of who to ring to help out on our website.

Or why not donate to the ALDC Fighting Fund so we can give more grants to local teams to help us win more by-elections.

Good luck to Mike Stayte and the team and see you next week!

Campaigning Liberal Democrats choose ALDC… join us to improve your chances of winning. We’re a membership organisation that provides advice, resources and training for Liberal Democrat councillors and campaigners across Britain. Find out more.

 

* ALDC is the Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors and Campaigners

ALDC By-election report 7th February 2019

A busy Thursday of six by-elections welcomed campaigners into February, with 1 hold, 1 gain and a 21% swing for the team in Lambeth.   Bradford MB, Bolton & Undercliffe LD Rachel Sunderland 1733 [51.3%; +9.0%] Lab 1153 [34.1%; -10.6%] Con 418 [12.4%; +2.4%] Green 73 [2.2%; -0.8%] LD gain from Lab Percentage change from […]

A busy Thursday of six by-elections welcomed campaigners into February, with 1 hold, 1 gain and a 21% swing for the team in Lambeth.

 

Bradford MB, Bolton & Undercliffe
LD Rachel Sunderland 1733 [51.3%; +9.0%]
Lab 1153 [34.1%; -10.6%]
Con 418 [12.4%; +2.4%]
Green 73 [2.2%; -0.8%]
LD gain from Lab
Percentage change from 2018

We jump straight in at our standout result of the night in the Bolton & Undercliffe by-election. A hard-worked campaign from Rachel Sunderland and the Bradford team saw a fantastic first gain of the year for the Lib Dems and first gain from Labour since October. With a huge increase of 9% of the vote share and a lead of over 500 votes the whole team can be proud. Congratulations on a great result!

 

Wokingham BC, Evendons
LD Sarah Kerr 1441 [63.1%; +16.3%]

Con 729 [31.9%; -8.8%]
Lab 115 [5.0%; -7.5%]
LD Hold
Percentage change from 2018

Sarah Kerr put on a brilliant showing to hold Evendons seat in Wokingham BC. Not only did Sarah successfully defend the seat, she also increased her vote by a whopping 16.3% leaving her with a majority of over 700 votes! This result is an extremely positive showing for the party and is a great sign in the run up to the elections in May. Well done Sarah and the team for what was a brilliant result.

 

Lambeth LB, Thornton
Lab 1154 [44.7%; -18.2%]
LD Rebecca Macnair 845 [32.8%; +23.1%]
Green 251 [9.7%; -1.7%]
Con 247 [9.6%; -6.4%]
WEP 46 [1.8%; +1.8%]
UKIP 36 [1.4%; +1.4%]
Lab Hold
Percentage change from 2018

We now head to our first London Borough by-election of the day in Lambeth where Rebecca Macnair put on a great battle to finish an extremely solid second place in the race for Thornton Ward in Lambeth LB. Rebecca and the team campaigned relentlessly to take 32.8% of the vote, a huge increase on 23.1% from the 2018 result. The result saw Labour lose 18.2% of their vote and their majority cut to just over 300. The result lays great foundations for the Lambeth team’s next Thornton by-election!

 

Buckinghamshire CC, Totteridge & Bowerdean
Lab 978 [40.8%; +15.5%]
Ind 668 [27.8%; -12.1%]
LD Ben Holkham 508 [21.2%; +6.4%]
Con 245 [10.2%; -9.8%]
Lab gain from Ind
Percentage change from 2017

Tower Hamlets LB, Lansbury
Lab 1308 [40.8%; +2.5%]
Aspire 1002 [31.3%; +7.0%]
LD Muhammad Abdul Asad 290 [9.0%;+0.0%]
UKIP 176 [5.5%; +5.5%]
Con 175 [5.5.%; +1.7%]
House Party 89 [2.8%;+2.8%]
[People’s Alliance 0 [0.0%; -11.6%]]
[Ind 0 [0.0%; -3.0%]]
Lab Hold
Percentage change from 2018

Thanks go also to Ben Holkham and Muhammad Abdul Asad for their hard work campaigning and fighting hard for our liberal values.

Next week see’s 1 by-election taking place in the Vale of Glamorgan with no Lib Dem candidate.

Thanks go to Joe Harmer of Cotswold and Cheltenham Lib Dems for reporting our by-elections last night and if you’re interested in helping then please contact us!

If you have a spare hour you can find contact details of who to ring to help out on the forthcoming by-elections section of our website.

Or why not donate to the ALDC Fighting Fund so we can give more grants to local teams to help us win more by-elections.

Good luck to all our standing candidates and see you next week!

Campaigning Liberal Democrats choose ALDC… join us to improve your chances of winning. We’re a membership organisation that provides advice, resources and training for Liberal Democrat councillors and campaigners across Britain. Find out more. 

* ALDC is the Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors and Campaigners

ALDC’s by-election report – 31 January 2019

We’re back for 2019 after a quiet January of by-elections. One by-election took place yesterday in Warlingham for Surrey County Council. In freezing weather, there was an unsurprising low turnout of 25% but a decent battle nonetheless. Surrey CC, Warlingham – 31st January 2019 Con 1199 [48.1%; -8.1%] LD Charles Lister 990 [39.7; +10.8%] UKIP […]

We’re back for 2019 after a quiet January of by-elections. One by-election took place yesterday in Warlingham for Surrey County Council. In freezing weather, there was an unsurprising low turnout of 25% but a decent battle nonetheless.

Surrey CC, Warlingham – 31st January 2019
Con 1199 [48.1%; -8.1%]
LD Charles Lister 990 [39.7; +10.8%]
UKIP 176 [7.1%; -2.9%]
Lab 126 [5.1%; +0.3%]
Turnout 25%
Con Hold
Percentage change from 2017

Liberal Democrat candidate Charles Lister put on a strong campaign and managed to increase his vote by 10.8%. This increase saw Charles come within 210 votes of the Conservative candidate who lost 8.1% of their vote share. The result is a second place that gives optimism ahead of the local elections and should encourage hard work across the country between now and May. A solid result for Charles and the party, congratulations and keep up the good work!

Next week there are six by-elections taking place and some good contests expected. 

Bradford MB, Bolton & Undercliffe

Lab Seat. Cause: Death
LD: Rachel Sunderland 

Buckinghamshire CC, Totteridge & Bowerdean

Ind Seat. Cause: Death
LD Candidate: Ben Holkham

Lambeth LB, Thornton

Lab Seat. Cause: Resignation
LD Candidate: Rebecca Macnair

Tower Hamlets LB, Lansbury

Lab Seat. Cause: Resignation
LD Candidate: Muhammad Abdul Asad

Tower Hamlets LB, Shadwell 

Lab Seat. Cause: Resignation
LD Candidate: Abjol Miah

Wokingham BC, Evendons

LD Seat. Cause: Resignation
LD Candidate: Sarah Kerr
To help please contact Sarah at sarah-kerr@hotmail.com or 07983 701367.

Thanks go to Carol Lindsay for reporting our by-elections last night and if you’re interested in helping us in our by-election reporting, contact us. 

If you have a spare hour you can find contact details of who to ring to help out on the forthcoming by-elections section of our website.

Or why not donate to the ALDC Fighting Fund so we can give more grants to local teams to help us win more by-elections.

Good luck to all our standing candidates and see you next week!

Campaigning Liberal Democrats choose ALDC… join us to improve your chances of winning. We’re a membership organisation that provides advice, resources and training for Liberal Democrat councillors and campaigners across Britain. Find out more.

* ALDC is the Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors and Campaigners

Your by-election result tonight brought to you by….

I’m doing a bit of moonlighting tonight. ALDC is always first with the by-election results and they’ve decided to recruit a team of volunteers to report them. Tonight’s by-election reporting comes from @caronmlindsay. Caron is on the exec of ASLDC and is editor of @libdemvoice. Thank you very much for helping and if you’re interested […]

I’m doing a bit of moonlighting tonight.

ALDC is always first with the by-election results and they’ve decided to recruit a team of volunteers to report them.

It’s a great way to get involved and it’s something you can do on your sofa in your pyjamas while watching Question Time. Don’t worry, I won’t post a photo.

All you need to do is keep an eye on a couple of places on the internet and post the results in a few places.

If you fancy a shot at doing this, drop ALDC a message on Twitter. 

Tonight, there’s just the one by-election – Warlingham division on Surrey County Council. The Conservatives are defending and last time round we came second. Our candidate, Charles Lister, has fought the ward twice before, in 2017 and 2013.

So now, we wait.

And it was worth sitting up for – a really good increase in vote share. 

It bodes well for the local elections in May.

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

ALDC’s New Year resolution – a year of MORE

At ALDC we’re determined that 2019 is a Year of More: More Liberal Democrat campaigning More Liberal Democrat candidates More Liberal Democrat councillors More Liberal Democrat-run councils We can only do that with your help. Here are six ideas for your new year’s resolutions: 1. Stand yourself, or recruit a candidate – In 2015 (when […]

At ALDC we’re determined that 2019 is a Year of More:

  • More Liberal Democrat campaigning
  • More Liberal Democrat candidates
  • More Liberal Democrat councillors
  • More Liberal Democrat-run councils

We can only do that with your help. Here are six ideas for your new year’s resolutions:

1. Stand yourself, or recruit a candidate – In 2015 (when the same seats were up) we only stood a Lib Dem candidate in about 40% of vacancies. If we’re going to increase the number of Lib Dems on ballot papers, we need more of our members to stand. There’s help, support and advice in place to guide you through the process on our website.

2. Go and help – If you’re in a target ward for 2019 you’re no doubt already working hard. If you don’t live in a target ward, or don’t have elections in 2019, help a team that does. Go in person, help on the phone, donate your skills or make a donation. We can put you in touch with people who can benefit from your help.

3. Join ALDC  – If you’re serious about winning in May 2019, then our candidates, agents and our core campaign team members all need to join ALDC. They’ll get access to our advice, resources and training to help you win. ALDC members who successfully recommend someone to join us receive a £50 print voucher to spend on campaign materials! 

4. Bring a team to Kickstart – In 2018 more Liberal Democrat campaigners came to an ALDC Kickstart Weekend than ever before. In 2019, why not lead a team to Kickstart – experienced members and keen new activists alike will all benefit from attending. Book early-bird discounted rates now for Summer (28-30 June) and for Autumn (22-24 November).

5. Buy our books – There’s so much advice available for you to learn how to campaign and win elections. At our shop you can buy our bestselling book ‘Pick a Ward and Win It’ and our new publication ‘Fundraise to Win’. Find out more/buy.

6. Donate – We need the 2019 local elections to be a positive step forwards for the Liberal Democrats. To help achieve this we need to raise £30,000 to help gain 100 of the most marginal council wards up and down the country. We can only do this with your donations. Find out more/donate.

Happy new year from all of us at ALDC.

* ALDC is the Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors and Campaigners

ALDC commentary on last Thursday’s by-elections

LIB DEM HOLD in Wolvercote (Oxford) Lib Dems: 998 (60.5%) -0.5%Cons: 404 (25.4%) +1.9%Labour: 162 (9.8%) +0.1%Green: 86 (5.4%) -0.3% pic.twitter.com/FR6BBZYfku — Conor McKenzie (@ConorMcKenzie) December 6, 2018 We’re back after a busy couple of weeks including our biggest ever Kickstart training weekend. Four by-elections took place yesterday across the UK with Lib Dem candidates […]


We’re back after a busy couple of weeks including our biggest ever Kickstart training weekend. Four by-elections took place yesterday across the UK with Lib Dem candidates standing in all. Two seats were being defended by Lib Dem candidates, one by Labour and one by the Conservatives.

Oxford BC, Wolvercote
LD Liz Wade 998 [60.5%; -0.5%]
Con 404 [24.5%; +1.0%]
Lab 162 [9.8%; +0.0%]
Green 86 [5.2%; -0.5%]
Turnout 35.6%
LD Hold
Percentage change from 2018

Last Thursday saw another great result for the Lib Dems in the Oxfordshire area. Following the sad passing of Councillor Angie Goff, Liz Wade stood to defend the seat. It proved to be a job well done with Liz Wade and the Oxford Lib Dems with the seat being successfully defended taking a brilliant 60.5% of the vote. Congratulations to all involved for all of their hard work!

Leicester UA, Belgrave Surrey CC, The Byfleets
Lab 5477 [86.6%; +17.0%] Ind 1128 [48.6%; +16.2%]
Con 412 [6.5%; -11.9%] Con 782 [33.7%; -7.7%]
LD Hash Chandarana 238 [3.8%; +3.8%] LD Ellen Nicholson 309 [13.3%; -4.2%]
Green 199 [3.1%; -2.5%] UKIP 101 [4.4%; +1.1%]
[UKIP 318 [3.9%; -3.9%]] [Lab 198 [5.3%; -5.3%]]
Turnout 43.76% Turnout 23.20%
Lab Hold Ind gain from Con
Percentage change from 2015 Percentage change from 2017

Elsewhere, the Lib Dems came third in Leicester UA and Surrey CC. Thanks go to Hash Chandarana and Ellen Nicholson for standing and putting the Lib Dem name down on the ballot and working hard to fight for the Lib Dems.

HIGHLAND UA, WESTER ROSS, STRATHPEFFER & LOCHALSH
Conservative 1374 [26%; -5.4%]
Labour 179 [3.4%; -2.3%]
Scottish Green Party 483 [9.2%; -3.4%]
Libertarian 8 [0.2%; +0.2%]
Independent 133 [2.5%; +2.5%]
UKIP 18 [0.3%; +0.3%]
Independent 905 [17.1%; +17.1%]
Scottish National Party 1798 [34.1%; +16.9%]
Liberal Democrat – George Scott 379 [7.2%; -7.8%]

Our result in the Highlands will of course be disappointing and the team will be working to turn things around. Thanks to George Scott for standing and the team will of course be fighting.

Next week there are 5 by-elections for Ashfield DC in Sutton Junction & Harlow Wood, Dumfries and Galloway UA, in Dee and Glenkens, Harlow DC, in Toddbrook, Haringey LB in West Green and for Middlesbrough UA in Brambles & Thorntree.

If you have a spare hour you can find contact details of who to ring to help out on the forthcoming by-elections section of our website.

Or why not donate to the ALDC Fighting Fund so we can give more grants to local teams to help us win more by-elections.

Good luck to all our standing candidates and see you next week!

* ALDC is the Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors and Campaigners