The Liberal Democrats have around 2,700 Councillors on local authorities across the UK, thousands of Liberal Democrats serve on Town, Parish and Community Councils.
As of January 2013, Lib Dems lead or run 19 councils and share power in many more.
We have a strong and proud tradition in local government. Liberal Democrats are responsible for billions of pounds of expenditure at a local government level.
For the Liberal Democrats, local government is key – localism, community politics, devolved power are all hallmarks of the Liberal Democrats approach.
Liberal Democrat Councillors come together, the Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors (ALDC) which represents Councillors across Great Britain providing advice and support to councillors and local campaigners.
Over 500 Lib Dem Councillors have their own websites – here is a list of those with MyCouncillor sites.
In England and Wales we are very active within the Local Government Association and the Welsh Local Government Association on lobbying, media work and identifying and promoting best practice and also within the Liberal Democrats local government family. Visit the LGA Liberal Democrat Group's website for more information.
Learn more about the work of Scottish Liberal Democrat Councillors on their website.
If you are interested in finding out more about being a Liberal Democrat Councillor, there is more information at our special BeALibDemCouncillor website.
Some of our latest Act members