The English Council 2023

These are the meeting dates - schedule and submission deadlines to be updated soon

Saturday 17th June 2023
10:30am via Zoom

English Council Calling Notice sent to council members Thur 4th May
Deadline to submit any Constitutional Amendments Sat 13th May
(Constitutional Amendments sent to Local Parties & EC Reps) Wed 17th May
Motions Submission Deadline Sat 20th May
Preliminary Agenda & Motions circulated to council members Tue 23rd May
Deadline for Amendments to Motions Wed 7th June
Final Agenda & Papers circulated Sat 10th June
Submission of questions deadline Thur 15th June
Emergency Motions Thur 15th June

Saturday 2nd December 2023
10:30am via Zoom

English Council Calling Notice sent to council members tbc
Deadline to submit any Constitutional Amendments tbc
(Constitutional Amendments sent to Local Parties) tbc
Motions Submission Deadline tbc
Preliminary Agenda & Motions circulated to council members tbc
Deadline for Amendments to Motions tbc
Final Agenda & Papers circulated tbc
Submission of questions deadline tbc
Emergency Motions tbc

Thur 2nd Dec

The English Council Executive 2023

The draft timetable is as follows:

Please note these are subject to change with bank holidays and/or staff availability (or by-elections or the Government dropping a General Election on us!).

Saturday 15th July 2023 - 2:30pm via Zoom

Saturday 2nd September 2023 - 2:30pm via Zoom

Saturday 4th November 2023 - 2:30pm via Zoom

Includes review of Annual Budget

Dates for 2024 will be published soon.

Forthcoming Lib Dem Events

One-to-One Compliance Appointments

  • 02 Jan 2024
  • 12.00 am - 12.00 am

Need to discuss a Compliance or Data Protection matter in depth? 

Email the Compliance Team via with an outline of your query - we’ll pair you with one of our specialists for a 15-minute online / phone appointment.

Election Expenses Clinic

  • 20 May 2024
  • 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm

To help you submit your election expenses, the Compliance Team are holding dedicated zoom sessions where you can ask questions and get help from our experts. Please email to book your place. 

Compliance clinic

  • 20 May 2024
  • 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm

Drop-in surgery on the third Monday of each month 6-7pm: 
Join the Compliance Team via Zoom to discuss anything relating to Compliance and Data Protection. 
Email to register.

Using the summer well: Fundraising for success

  • 20 May 2024
  • 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm

Come along to this session in our 'Using the summer well' series. In this session you can hear from our experts the top tips and advice for fundraising for your campaigns in the lead up to the General Election.

Amesbury Pint and Politics

  • 20 May 2024
  • 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
  • 19 High Street
    SP4 7ET

Pint and Politcs at the George - regular every 3rd Monday of the month.

Please join us for a couple of sociable hours of informal chat about the state of the nation and putting the world to rights! 


Meet your Liberal Democrat Candidate for Parliament, Edward Lucas

  • 21 May 2024
  • 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
  • Elgood House
    10 Daventry Street
    NW1 5NX

Fed up with stale, tribal politics,  with gimmicks, slogans and slanging matches ? So are we. 

Edward Lucas gave up his job to campaign full time to represent you in Parliament. He's not a professional politician. But since September 2021 he's been knocking on doors, listening to voters, and campaigning hard to solve local problems.

Edward's also an internationally known expert on security. He's been arrested, beaten up and deported in his work as a journalist. He is the author of five books and writes a column for the Times. 

Now's your chance to meet him face to face, to ask him questions and hear him speak. 

All welcome.


Paella and a Quiz!

Quiz night with an optional order of Paella!

Please arrive from 6pm, the quiz will start at 6.30pm prompt and there will be a break part way through when they Paella will arrive (around 7.30pm).

See you there!

Please note Paella must be ordered when you book tickets as we cannot take orders on the night. 

East London Social

  • 22 May 2024
  • 6.30 pm - 11.00 pm
  • 12-15 Broadway
    E15 4QS

Free to attend - informal pub drinks for anyone in or around East London. All are welcome! Meeting from 6:30pm at the Abbey Tap in Stratford (12-15 Broadway, E15 4QS)

Great way for new members or supporters to meet a few Lib Dems in real life in a relaxed environment  - with no campaigning or fundraising required!   

Buy London a Pint
There's no entry fee, but for those who want to make a contribution - whether you can make the event or not, you can use the "buy london a coffee" ticket type to contribute to the London regional coffers.

Meet our Prospective Parliamentary Candidates

  • 22 May 2024
  • 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
  • 60 Manor Ave
    SE4 1TE

Our three Prospective Parliamentary Candidates: Callum Littlemore for Lewisham East, Jean Branch for Lewisham North & Deptford and Josh Matthews for Lewisham West & East Dulwich will introduce themselves and answer your questions.

A buffet, followed by introductions, Q&A and time to mingle and chat. This is a free to attend event but there will of course be another super raffle. For catering purposes please RSVP by getting a free ticket.

Executive Committee Meeting - Bromley Liberal Democrats

  • 22 May 2024
  • 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm

Join us for the bi-monthly meeting of the Executive Committee of Bromley Liberal Democrats. This meeting will be held in person at a location to be confirmed but members can join virtually using the zoom link below. Any member of Bromley Liberal Democrats can attend but only Executive Committee Members can vote.

The agenda will be shared by email - please email if you wish to attend and receive a copy of the meeting documents.

The zoom link is as follows:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 831 9978 4353

Passcode: 168794

Election Expenses Clinic

  • 23 May 2024
  • 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm

To help you submit your election expenses, the Compliance Team are holding dedicated zoom sessions where you can ask questions and get help from our experts. Please email to book your place. 

Cry Havoc: Holding Tech Giants to Account

  • 23 May 2024
  • 6.00 pm - 8.30 pm
  • 12 Seymour Place
    W1H 7NE

Online safety is hurtling to the top of the public agenda, amid an epidemic of cybercrime, rocketing mental health problems among young people, and growing fears about the corrosive effects of deepfakes. 

Lorin LaFave has experienced the tragic failure of our system first hand. Her son Breck was groomed and murdered by an online predator in 2014. Since then, she has campaigned tirelessly for criminal justice authorities and tech giants to wake up to the online dangers to individuals and society. 

Lorin and our candidate Edward Lucas appeared together on ITV’s Good Morning Britain to discuss this issue. Edward used to cover cyber-security for the Economist and wrote a book, Cyberphobia, in 2015 to highlight the dangers posed by online anonymity.

Don’t miss this thought-provoking evening with a leading campaigner on a vital and topical issue.

Drinks 6pm
Discussion 7pm 

Surrey Heath - Canal Boat Trip Fundraiser & Social

  • 23 May 2024
  • 7.00 pm - 9.30 pm
  • Colt Hill Wharf
    RG29 1DH

A social and Fundraising evening on the John Pinkerton II.

Join Al Pinkerton and Surrey Heath Liberal Democrats for an evening cruise along the Basingstoke Canal, with Chippy Supper. Leaving Colt Wharf Odiham at 7pm, and returning for 9.30pm to Odiham. Bar on board.


Shine a light on ......

Claire Sully is the MP candidate for the new Bridgwater constituency.  Shine a light  on .... event is a campaign fundraising event that aims to highlight the local area and our wonderful communities.  

Joining Claire are guest speakers from:f

  • Andrew Cockcroft – communities and partnerships at EDF
  • Aeneas Tole – community engagement and Government Affairs at Agratas (Gigafactory being built at Gravity site)
  • Jamie Scanlon - Chief Operating Officer at In Charley’s Memory 

Tim Pitman is our entertainment for the night. A professional singer for 30 years, principal tenor for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Birmingham Tattoo.

Ticket price £15, includes supper and entertainment.

Proceeds from the event will go to Claire's election campaign.


Mid Sussex Liberal Democrats Business Networking Event

  • 23 May 2024
  • 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
  • 40 Boltro Road
    Haywards Heath
    RH16 1BA

If you work in business, run your own business or are interested in our economic and business policies, we are holding a business networking event on Thursday 23rd May at 7.00pm in Haywards Heath. Our Business Spokesperson in the House of Lords, Chris Fox will be our guest speaker. 


Twickenham & Richmond Liberal Democrats Annual Dinner

  • 23 May 2024
  • 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm
  • Lensbury Club
    Broom Rd
    TW11 9NU

Join your fellow Liberal Democrats at the elegant Lensbury Club for a lovely three-course meal and live entertainment. Ed Davey, Sarah Olney and Munira Wilson will be in attendance.

Apart from the entertainment and special guests there will also be an auction and raffle.

Individual and table tickets are available. If you purchase a table of 10, please email with the list of people you want at your table.

Dress code: smart dinner attire

Parking: Ample free parking available onsite, either in event car park or across the street.

We will contact you with a menu that you can fill out ahead of time. If you have any specific dietary restrictions please email


St Helier West Thank You Party

  • 23 May 2024
  • 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
  • 378 Carshalton Rd
    SM5 3PT

Come along to our St Helier West Thank You Party – a chance for us to all catch up and reflect on the campaign.

We're holding it on Thursday 23rd May, from 7pm–9pm in the function room of the Windsor Castle, 378 Carshalton Rd, Carshalton SM5 3PT. 

There's no charge and we'll be providing pizza and some nibbles.

Woodborough Pint and Politics

  • 23 May 2024
  • 7.30 pm - 10.00 pm
  • Smithy Lane
    SN9 5PL

An opportunity to meet David Kinnaird, Lib Dem Parliamentary candidate for East Wilts, to ask him questions and enjoy a relaxed and informal evening of political discussion in the lovely Woodborough Club.

Coffee with the Candidate

  • 24 May 2024
  • 11.00 am - 12.30 pm
  • Court Garden Leisure Centre
    3 Pound Lane
    SL7 2AE

Come and meet Anna Crabtree, our parliamentary candidate, for a coffee and a chat about what the Lib Dems are doing locally in the Beaconsfield Constituency.


Hackbridge Action Day

  • 25 May 2024
  • 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
  • 5 Nightingale Road
    SM5 2DN

Join us for a day of canvassing, leafletting and clerical tasks to help unseat the Tory incumbent and get Bobby Dean elected! Lunch will be provided and we will have a social drink afterwards at The Hope pub, 48 West Street SM5 2PR.

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