We are about to start the process of selecting our candidates to run in next year's elections for seats in the BCP and Town and Parish Councils within our parties area.
We have already had a number of members express their interest in standing and we will be contacting them directly with application forms.
It is not too late for any other members or, non members, to register an interest if they wish and we are particularly looking for people who wish to stand for Christchurch Town Council or for the Parish Councils in Highcliffe and Walkord, Burton and Winkton or Hurn.
Our Town and Parish Councils are an important aspect of the local democracy that Lib Dems espouse and can act as a check and balance on the decisions of the Unitary Council like BCP. Standing and serving as a Town or Parish Councillor is also a very good introduction to the world of local politics and political activity. If you wish to declare an interest then please contact us.
Even if you are not considering standing, Members and Supporters can help in other ways.
Electoral campaign Funding
Electoral campaigning costs money and consequently we would very much welcome contributions to our Campaign Fund for 2023.
Every pound raised can help us produce more literature and contact more voters and help us overturn the Conservative majority on the BCP Council and give us a bigger say in Local Democracy. Please contribute what you can either by our donations
page or contact us for details to pay via Bacs.
One of the Lib Dems potential strengths is in "boots on the ground". We will be looking for volunteers to help with delivering leaflets and survey forms or to make scripted telephone calls to potential voters. Whatever time anyone can spare to support these activities will be greatly welcomed and it can be as much or as little as you can manage - every little helps - to coin a phrase! Again please contact me at either email addresses if you would like to volunteer or want more information.
Elections for Dorset Council
Elections for seats in Dorset Council will not be held until 2024.