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Welcome to Campaigns Training

Being a campaigner is one of the many ways you can make a get involved and make a difference in the party. By campaigning on important issues, seeking and delivering change, and by electing Liberal Democrats at all levels, we can make a positive difference to our society.

You'll find below introductory resources and videos on how to campaign, focused on how we win votes. You'll also find a range of training to develop your campaigning skills. 

Why we canvass:

Why we canvass - presentation

Campaigns 101: how we win votes

How we win votes: by delivering leaflets

How we win votes: by making calls

How we win votes: by stuffing envelopes

How we win votes: by knocking on doors

How we win votes: on Election Day


Being a Lib Dem Campaigner

As a Liberal Democrat campaigner you will:

  • talk to voters on the doorstep about their political views
  • run community and election campaigns
  • liaise with the media

If you have never campaigned before, please start with the courses grouped under Level 1, which will help you build the necessary skills to start campaigning successfully. If you have some experience, please feel free to start at any point you feel is suitable for you.

Of course, there is no substitute for experience. As well as following this plan, it is essential that you get in touch with a local party near where you are and see some campaigning first hand. You can find contact details for local parties here!

If you are involved in the planning and management of a campaign, you will need to use the party's campaign management database, Connect. There is a huge amount of Connect training available on Oskar. You'll see some recommended courses below, but please also visit the Connect training page, which can be found here.

If you are involved in designing leaflets and other literature for your campaign then you will need to use PagePlus. Training modules for this software can be found here.

Here are the courses available within the campaigner’s learning path.

Level 1 - Beginner

Level 2 - Intermediate

Level 3 - Advanced