English Liberal Democrats

The governing body of the English Liberal Democrats is the English Council, which meets twice a year. It is made up of representatives of all the English Regional Parties, who are elected at their regional conferences.

The Council elects the Chair of the English Party and the English Council Executive (ECE) and the English Candidates’ Chair and Committee.

ECE meet 5 times a year and oversee the running of the English Party between Council Meetings. ECE has two sub-committees: the English Finance & Administration Committee (EFAC) which is chaired by the Treasurer and the Regional Parties Committee (RPC) which is chaired by the Vice-Chair. At the first Executive of the year both the Vice-Chair and Treasurer are elected as well as the members for EFAC and RPC.

English Finance & Administration Committee (EFAC)

EFAC meet the most frequently as they are responsible for reporting to the ECE and conducting negotiations with the Federal Party on financial matters, liaising with auditors, day to day staffing matters such as filling vacancies and monitoring Service Level Agreements. EFAC is chaired by the Treasurer of the English Party, the Chair, Vice-chair, Chair of the English Candidates Committee and four members elected by and from ECE are also members of EFAC. Federal Party’s financial controller, staff from Membership and other appropriate members are of staff are also invited to its meetings however they do not have a vote.

Regional Parties Committee (RPC)

RPC usually meet around 5 times a year to encourage best practice amongst Regions, to discuss compliance issues and to draft strategies to promote the development of Regional Parties in terms of campaigning activity, membership and fundraising.

The RPC is chaired by the Vice-Chair, the Chair, Chair of the English Candidates Committee and four members elected by and from the ECE are also in attendance. Six other members of the English Council may also be co-opted however these have to be ratified by the ECE, these co-options must, in the eyes of the ECE poses experience or expertise relevant to the function of the RPC. Relevant members of staff may also be invited to these meetings although they do not have a vote.

Your Elected Representatives

Click on the profiles below to find out about the MPs and London Assembly Members representing you in England.

  • Tom Brake

    Tom Brake

    Candidate for Carshalton and Wallington, Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs; Shadow Leader of the House of Commons; Chief Whip

  • Lorely Burt

    Lorely Burt

    Baroness Burt of Solihull, Shadow Secretary of State for Equalities

  • Catherine Bearder

    Catherine Bearder

    MEP for South East England, EU/ALDE Liaison

  • Nick Clegg

    Nick Clegg

    Candidate for Sheffield Hallam, Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union; Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade

  • Tim Farron

    Tim Farron

    Leader of the Liberal Democrats and candidate for Westmorland and Lonsdale

  • Lynne Featherstone

    Lynne Featherstone

    Baroness Featherstone, Lead Spokesperson for Energy and Climate Change

  • Stephen Knight

    Stephen Knight

    Member of the London Assembly

  • Norman Lamb

    Norman Lamb

    Candidate for North Norfolk, Shadow Secretary of State for Health

  • Greg Mulholland

    Greg Mulholland

    Candidate for Leeds North West

  • Caroline Pidgeon

    Caroline Pidgeon

    Member of the London Assembly, Shadow Minister for London