Our publications

We publish a range of reports and information leaflets for our Councillors to keep them up to date with our activities.


Below you can find our latest LD Group publications. 


 

Liverpool be a Lib Dem councillor

Stand up for Liverpool: Be a Liberal Democrat Councillor

This guide contains information about how councils work, and in the case of the Liverpool City Region, sets out the history of local government in the region and its present context, the role of a councillor and most importantly,what being a Lib Dem councillor looks like.

 


Birmingham be a councillor

Stand up for Birmingham: Be a Liberal Democrat Councillor

This guide contains information about how councils work, and in the case of Birmingham, sets out some history of local government in the city and its present context, the role of a councillor and most importantly, what being a Lib Dem councillor looks like.

 


Lessons from Liverpool Front cover

Liverpool: a study of Liberal fortitude

Only people who want to win, will win when times are hard.

 

 


Annual Report 2017: Liberal Democrat Group COVER

Annual Report 2017: Liberal Democrat Group

From lobbying over business rates to campaigning for the reform of social care funding, we have been working hard both within the LGA and the Liberal Democrats to ensure our voice is heard.

 


LGA Liberal Democrat Group - Next Generation 2017-18 - Development programme for aspiring leaders

 

Next Generation 2017-18 - Development programme for aspiring leaders

The Local Government Association (LGA) Liberal Democrat Group Next Generation programme has been developed within the traditions and values of the Liberal Democrat party, drawing on a range of experts to create an unparalleled political development opportunity for participants.

 

Winning the Watford way

Winning the Watford Way

As this booklet reveals, Watford’s team have had their highs and lows and there have been many lessons learned.

 

 

BuildingHC

Building healthy communities

This booklet is about public health. There is so much that can be and is being done by every council in the  country.

 

 

 

Stand for what you believe in: Could you be a London Liberal Democrat councillor?

Lib Dem councillors have long been an important democratic voice for the party. Our well-worn mottos of ‘working hard all year round' and ‘success you can see' really mean something to the communities we represent.

 

 

Stand for what you believe in: be a Liberal Democrat councillor

Lib Dem councillors have long been an important democratic voice for the party. Our well-worn mottos of ‘working hard all year round' and ‘success you can see' really mean something to the communities we represent.  

 

Stand for what you believe in: be a Liberal Democrat county councillor

Thinking of standing as a Lib Dem county councillor? The LGA Liberal Democrat Group working with the Association of Lib Dem Councillors have put together a booklet giving more information on what the job involves.

 

Are you under 30? Could you be a Liberal Democrat councillor?

The LGA Lib Dem Group, working with the Association of Lib Dem Councillors and Liberal Youth, have produced a booklet for young people thinking of getting involved as a Lib Dem Councillor.

 

LGA Liberal Democrat Group Annual report 2016

The LGA Lib Dem Group has issued their annual report for 2016.

 

 

 

Action on the environment

Green issues are important for Liberal Democrats at a local, national and international level. Here, Liberal Democrat Councils and Council Groups detail steps they have been taking to help the environment.

 

 

Liberal Democrat Education Policy Development and the role of LDEA

There has been concern within the party that we are not generally giving education policy enough priority. We in the LDEA are working on that. Early in February, jointly with the Lib Dem LGA group, we held a conference entitled 'Education for real life.'

 

Local Election Manifesto 2015

This document brings together all proposals in the Liberal Democrat 2015 General Election Manifesto that relate directly to local government.  

 

 

 

Demanding devolution - A local Liberal Democrat vision

Taking power away from the stuffy corridors of Whitehall and Westminster and giving it to the communities, villages, towns, cities, counties, regions and nations that make up the UK has rightly long been at the heart of Liberal Democrat - and indeed our predecessor parties' - policies and ideals.

 

Community politics in the 21st century

Great places need ambitious leadership to inspire local communities and create a better future for the people and localities they represent.

 

 

 

Lib Dem Action on... Local Economy

Since the financial crisis, the state of the economy and its outlook has without doubt been at the top of the political agenda and will remain there for a long while yet.

 

 

 

Fighting crime locally

The ‘tough' option to combat crime is working hard to prevent it happening in the first place, and when it does to look at different ways that can support more traditional approaches to justice. We sometimes hear from our opponents that the Lib Dems are not tough enough on crime. But we have shown at all levels of government and parts of the country that in fact the opposite is true.