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

Lib Dem coffee morning

  • 21 Feb 2023
  • 11.00 am - 1.00 pm
  • Winterdown Rd
    KT10 8LS

We are hosting a coffee morning at Garsons Garden Centre. Join us for good coffee, good cake and very good conversation with fellow Lib Dem members! We are looking forward to seeing you there

One-to-One Compliance Appointments

  • 31 Mar 2023
  • 9.00 am - 6.00 pm

Need to discuss a Compliance or Data Protection matter in greater 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.

C&A Big Christmas Raffle

  • 16 Nov 2023
  • 7.30 pm - 11.00 pm


& Amersham Lib Dems are raffling a fantastic hamper of Christmas goodies.

The Hamper includes a bottle of Prosecco, a bottle of Port, a bottle of Christmas

Gin and a bottle of Sauterne dessert wine – perfect for Christmas Day. Plus

chocolates, pate, cheese and biscuits and other lovely festive things.

Including our tiny Father Christmas rubber duck!


All funds

raised will go to supporting the re-election our brilliant Lib Dem MP Sarah



Tickets are

£10.00 each and can be purchased here on EventCube. We will be drawing the

Raffle on Saturday 9th Dec 2023

Barnet Liberal Democrats AGM 2023

  • 04 Dec 2023
  • 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm

Meet Richard Foord MP and hear how we won Tiverton and Honiton

  • 05 Dec 2023
  • 5.30 pm - 8.00 pm
  • 92a High Street
    BN7 1XH

Join James MacCleary in an evening with Richard Foord

MP. Richard was

successful in winning Tiverton and Honiton from the Conservatives in June 2022. He is now our party's spokesperson

on defence and as a decorated former Major in the army he brings real in-depth

knowledge to the role. The event will take place at the

historic Westgate Chapel in Lewes and doors will open at 5.30pm. Richard will be speaking at 6.30. Tickets are

£10 or £16 with a cheese plate and a glass of wine or soft drink. There will be a cash bar.

Sewage in the Thames and Mole: A Call to Action!

  • 05 Dec 2023
  • 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm
  • High Street
    KT10 9SD

Concerned about sewage pollution and its impact our local rivers and environment? Inspired by Feargal Sharkey? Wondering what to do about it? 

Join us at 7pm on Tuesday 5th December at Elmbridge Civic Centre to hear our panel discussion followed by a Q&A and a chance for informal discussion after the event.

Tim Farron

MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale since 2005 and current Lib Dem spokesperson for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Throughout his time in Parliament, Tim has passionately campaigned for the environment, including campaigning against river pollution across the UK. 

Alex Adam 

Head of Water Stewardship and Deputy Director of Strategy & Stewardship at the Rivers Trust. Alex has worked in multiple environmental protection charities and organisations for over a decade. Alex is also a strong local campaigner, having been a Town Councillor in Godalming since 2019.

Monica Harding

Parliamentary Candidate for the Liberal Democrats in Esher & Walton. The Mole is one of the most polluted rivers in England, and runs through Esher and Walton.  Monica has been working hard to raise awareness of the issue and demand change from the Government.

Where? Committee Rooms 1 and 2, Elmbridge Civic Centre, 1 High Street, Esher KT10 9SD

When? 5th December 6.30pm, for a 7pm start


Paisley & Renfrewshire Lib Dems AGM 2022

  • 05 Dec 2023
  • 7.15 pm - 9.00 pm
  • St James' Place
    Bank Sneddon Street
    PA3 2AF

All members of Paisley & Renfrewshire Lib Dems are invited to the 2023 Annual General Meeting of the local party.

When: 5th December 2023, 7.15pm
Where: Holy Trinity & St Barnabas Church, Paisley

Bromley Lib Dems Christmas Party

  • 05 Dec 2023
  • 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
  • 78 High St
    BR3 1ED


us at our favourite festive Italian venue for our 2023 Christmas Party



will be a very jolly evening as always with a delicious three-course dinner


are limited so please buy your ticket early


price £30 per person - drinks at own expense


forward to it already ….

Digital in depth: Raising money online

  • 06 Dec 2023
  • 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Ready to start fundraising for your next election campaign? Join us for a session on raising money online, including a demo of the new Lighthouse donation system.

London Phoning

  • 06 Dec 2023
  • 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm

join us for our london phoning this wednesday from 6pm 

Liberal Drinks

  • 06 Dec 2023
  • 6.00 pm - 7.30 pm
  • 47-49 Sandgate High St
    CT20 3AH

A regular meet-up on the first Wednesday of every morth for Liberal Democrat members, supporters and the Lib Dem curious in the Folkestone and Hythe area!

Simply come along for a social drink and a chat: no speeches, no leaflet delivery. It's a "buy your own" event (sorry!) but come along and say hello to our Councillors, campaigners, members and friends.

The Providence Inne is on Sandgate High Street - there is free parking from 6pm at Castle Road Car Park in Sandgate which is two minutes walk away and often on street nearby as well.

Brighton & Hove Lib Dems Christmas Party

  • 06 Dec 2023
  • 6.30 pm - 11.00 pm
  • Meeting House Lane
    BN1 1HB

Start the evening with a complimentary welcome glass of Prosecco.  Followed by a very generous seasonally themed hot and cold buffet,


 A cash bar will be operating throughout the evening.


Please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements


This is a great opportunity to catch up with local party friends and meet the newly elected Executive team.


Thank you for all your support this year.  I look forward to seeing you on the night.

Wokingham Lib Dems Christmas Party 2023 - With Special Guests Vince Cable and Rachel Smith

  • 06 Dec 2023
  • 6.30 pm - 11.30 pm
  • The Street
    Waltham St Lawrence
    RG10 0JN

Join us for our 2023 Christmas party! This year it'll be an even greater occasion than usual as our special guests, former Lib Dem leader Vince Cable and his wife Rachel Smith, are joining us

Vince and Rachel have written a joint book called 'Partnership and Politics In a Divided Decade', which provides a fascinating insight into their journey together - from early 2010, to Vince's retirement from parliament in the 2019 general election. 

Vince has also written another book, 'How to Be a Politician'. This is a lighthearted look at what being a politician is like, and may be of interest to our budding councillors and MPs. 

Signed copies of both books are available to buy on this page for £20 each, to be collected on the evening, with half of the proceeds going towards local party funds. Paperback copies of this book will be available to buy on the evening. This is in addition to a raffle, and drinks and canapés will also served on the evening! 

Make sure you get your ticket now to guarantee your place.

PS - Save the date: in the new year, we will also have visits from Alistair Carmichael for whisky tasting on the 11th January, and Tim Farron on 23rd January. More details to follow!


Christmas Party

  • 06 Dec 2023
  • 7.00 pm - 10.30 pm
  • 123 St John's Hill
    TN13 3PE

Lib Dems everywhere, please come and join the Sevenoaks, Dartford and Gravesham Liberal Democrats to celebrate an amazing year past and raise a glass to what we hope will be an even more amazing year in 2024.

The event kicks off at 19.00 on 6th December at Kake & Kocktail, (123 St. Johns Hill, Sevenoaks TN13 3PE), and offers a chance for us all to catch up, trade stories from the trenches, re-live a glorious day in May when we took Sevenoaks town, meet our local Councillors, (there are loads of them) and our prospective Parliamentary candidate.

A very informal evening of festive cheer, great company, a bar that allows you to pay cash or plastic no less, and the chance to win a fabulous prize from the raffle. What’s not to love?

We hope to see as many of you as possible. 

All the best,

The Events Team

Introduction to Targeted Email

  • 06 Dec 2023
  • 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm

Meet Targeted Email - the party's new bulk email tool, in Connect. Learn how to send your first targeted email and all the tips and tricks you need to run great email marketing campaigns.

Facebook Advertising

  • 07 Dec 2023
  • 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Learn how to get to most out of Facebook advertising and all the tips and tricks you need to run great campaigns.

Annual Christmas Quiz

  • 07 Dec 2023
  • 7.00 pm - 11.00 pm
  • 369 Molesey Road
    KT12 3PF

Thursday 7th Dec 2023 7pm - 11pm at Esher Rugby Club

Join a quiz team of eight from your Elmbridge Ward. If more or less than eight participants from a ward, we can create cross-ward teams. 

Tickets are £20 per person which includes a light meal. 

We look forward to ushering in the Christmas spirit with you in a jolly 'quizzy' atmosphere. 


Whisky tasting with Alistair Carmichael MP

  • 07 Dec 2023
  • 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
  • Guildhall Square
    PO1 2AB

Alistair Carmichael MP is a long standing member of Parliament with over 20 years of service, representing Orkney and Shetland.

As a proud Scot, Alistair delights in sharing his love of whisky with tales of Westminster to accompany it.

Join this special, fun occasion, hosted by the Portsmouth Liberal Democrats to enjoy a few drams, learn about whisky and hear first hand what is happening in Parliament.

Christmas Communioke

The final London social of the year is nearly upon us...  so we are aiming for something a little more lively this time.  As the London Conference Communioke seemed to be enjoyed by all - we are heading to The Britannia, on Thursday 7th to partake in their weekly Karaoke night.   This is the Britannia Pub literally right next to the Monument  - by Monument station.  

In the spirit of communioke - there are screens all around the bar which allow everyone to sing along together. and hopefully we'll have some folks singing some christmas tunes!  (but of course there is no obligation to sing at all if you just want to enjoy a drink & a chat).  

Karaoke starts at 7.  Food is available in the bar.   See you there! 


Annual Dinner

  • 07 Dec 2023
  • 7.30 pm - 11.00 pm
  • 52 - 56 Adelaide Street
    St Albans
    AL3 5BG




us on the 7 December at this year's Lib Dem Annual Dinner for an evening

of delicious Turkish cuisine, fantastic speeches, and a chance to grab some

exclusive prizes at our auction and raffle.



‘not to be missed’ guest speaker is the fantastic Anna Soubry: former Broxtowe

MP, firebrand of the People’s Vote campaign and a fierce critic of today’s

Conservative Party.



dramatically quit the Conservatives over the party's handling of

Brexit, slamming the “hardline, right-wing, anti-EU awkward squad who are

running the Conservative Party from top to tail”. Today, Anna works as a

criminal barrister and remains a formidable political commentator.



us for a rip-roaring, straight-talking evening and get the inside scoop of

Anna’s journey from the green benches to the naughty step and beyond.



look forward to seeing you there.








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