Liberal Democrats

ALDE Council Delegation

ALDE Council Delegation – 4 or 5 Places to be elected

The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party (ALDE) is the European Political Party to which the Liberal Democrats belong.

Since its beginnings in 1993 as the European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party (ELDR), the party has grown, with current membership from 61 European Political Parties with common liberal, democratic and reform ideals and is the forum for member parties to develop a co-ordinated policy.

It has political groups in the European Parliament, the EU Committee of the Regions, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

Within ALDE, we have 1Members of the European Parliament (MEP). The membership of the ALDE Party is composed of member parties, affiliate parties and individual members, and also incorporates LYMEC, the youth movement, which brings together more than 250,000 young liberal Europeans.

The ALDE Party Council is the party’s second highest decision-making body and meets at least twice a year. Delegates of full member parties are empowered to speak and act on behalf of the ALDE Party. The Council approves membership applications, membership fees, the party’s annual budget and accounts and nominates the Secretary General

People elected to the delegation are expected to pay their own travel and subsistence costs.

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