Find information, guidance and opportunities to ensure your local party remains diverse, inclusive and accessible to all here.
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This is a very fun role as you get to learn about your local community and the many different groups that give it its diversity. This role can also be a great help to your local party’s fundraising and campaigning activities, as well as working alongside your party’s Membership Officer when it comes to organising events. You can find out more about being a local party Diversity Officer as well as tips and best practices here.
The Liberal Democrats are proud of their belief in openness and inclusivity. You can find out about the opportunities we have for underrepresented groups and how you can help people of diverse backgrounds in your local party get more involved here.
Reaching out to ethnic minorities is a key role of the diversity officer, we have plenty of advice and resources to engage all groups. Lord Alderdice’s report on Race, Ethnic Minorities and the Culture of the Liberal Democrats, highlights how important engaging BAME communities is and includes plenty of advice to make sure the outreach is genuine and respectful.
From Lord Alderdice’s report, the Lib Dem Campaign for Race Equality is a strong movement, fighting for racial equality within the Lib Dems and the cultural change he calls for. You can see the work they do here.
Accessibility in the Lib Dems There is also the Liberal Democrat Disability Association who fight for awareness for the disabled, both within the Lib Dems and wider society. If you have any queries, you can reach them at email@example.com You can view their website here.
Lib Dem Women is an SAO which aims to ensure women have the same opportunities as their male counterparts. They have resources and expertise to help all diversity officers with gender equality. Learn more on their website.
The Campaign for Gender Balance fights for equal representation of women in parliament and promotes an increase in women represented in all fields across the country. Find out more here, or you can find them on Facebook here.
LGBT+ Liberal Democrats is the Lib Dem group fighting for LGBT+ rights in the party and in wider society. They also have a role in ensuring Lib Dems remain at the forefront of fighting for LGBT+ rights. You can follow them on Twitter for updates and advice or have a look at their website here.
Liberal Democrat Local Party Officers – this is a forum where all local party officers can get feedback and support from each other. The group includes new and veteran LPOs, so they can answer almost any question.
Lib Dem Digital Campaigning Forum – This is to help all party members with digital campaigning. This includes everything from online ads to Facebook posts.
Diversity Officer Facebook Group – this is a forum where all Diversity Officers can get feedback and support from each other. The group includes new and veteran LPOs, as well as HQ staff so you can get almost any question answered.
The State Parties
Click on the links below to find each state party website.
The English Party
The English Party is divided into 11 Regions, which tak on similar responsibilities to the state parties, but at a more local level. Find out more about the geographic structure of the party here.
The Party is governed by a series of committees, each taking on responsibility for a different part of the party. The most senior committee is the Federal Board, which is chaired by the President. Learn more about the different committees here.
There are also Associated Organisations (AOs) and Specified Associated Organisations (SAOs), that are guaranteed to exist by the constitution. Many of these exist to be the voices of underrepresented groups, like women and young people. These organisations are great contacts to reach out to communities your local party might not be so good at engaging. Learn more here.
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|firstname.lastname@example.org||Contact membership@ if you have any questions about your local party membership, Lighthouse or any questions you might have as an LPO.|
|email@example.com||Contact compliance@ if you have any questions about PPERA, local party finances or the complicated legal stuff.|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Contact Connect@ if you have any questions about the data you have on Connect, or you need help using the software. This would include any questions or queries about minivan too.|
|email@example.com||As an LPO, you won’t need help@ too much, but this is the email you should direct your members to, when they have a question or query that you can’t answer.|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||The data protection team can help you with any questions you have about handling or processing of data. It is also the email you would need to direct people to if they want their data deleted, or to find out what data we have on them.|
|Our Complaints Page||If you or anyone in the party wants to submit a complaint, they can do so using this link.|