If you want to make your mark on the party by contributing to one of the volunteer committees that run things, then the first step is getting nominated.
To help you do that, we’ve produced this guide.
First though, you probably need to know which positions are currently open. Those posts are:
Ordinary Member, Membership Development Committee (1 post)*
Ordinary Member, Board (1 post)*
Ordinary Member, Finance & Resources Committee (2 posts)*
*These posts are open to members of the Welsh Liberal Democrats only
How to get nominated
The first step to getting nominated is to submit your Consent to Nominations form.
You can do that online here: www.libdems.org.uk/consent-to-nominations
Or you can download the paper form here:
The paper form must be returned to Internal Elections Team, Liberal Democrats, 4 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5DR
To fill out the form, you’ll need to know:
The email the party has on file for you (to find this out search your inbox for an email from email@example.com and check which email it says in the footer, which is the grey box at the very bottom) and;
Your membership number (which can be found in the same place, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org).
You should then get an automatic email back telling you if your Consent form has been accepted. If you use a different email address or there’s a problem with your membership, you’ll get an email back telling you who to contact about that.
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