The Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors (ALDC) brings together Lib Dem councillors and campaigners across Britain. We are a membership organisation – most of our members are Lib Dem Councillors, but any member of the Liberal Democrats is able to join us. Many candidates, campaigners and former councillors are members of ALDC.
ALDC aims to support Liberal Democrats in year round community campaigning and electoral success, and to support elected Liberal Democrat councillors in their work.
ALDC is a Specified Associated Organisation (SAO) of the Liberal Democrat Party and as such represents the interests of councillors within the Party.
We’re based in the West Yorkshire town of Hebden Bridge, and employ a small staff team. Members annually elect a Management Committee to lead the organization during the year.
The work of ALDC includes:
Supporting Liberal Democrats achieve electoral success in local elections each May, and in local by-elections. This includes advice, resources, grants and our election monitoring service.
Ensuring ALDC members have access to the highest quality advice and ideas to campaign effectively. This includes our bi-monthly members magazine Campaigner, free myCouncillor website, templates, resources and training.
Providing advice, information and support to Lib Dem Councillors and campaigners on issues around election law, campaigning and on the role of being a local councilor on the phone, by email and through the websites and publications.
We represent and champion Liberal Democrat Councillors inside and outside the Liberal Democrat Party. We represent councillors on a number of committees and bodies in the Federal and state parties, and maintain and monitor the work of relevant statutory bodies.
Advice and Support
Policy and Leadership
In Scotland, Lib Dem Councillors are also separately organised through the Association of Scottish Liberal Democrat Councillors. The ALDC Management Committee includes representatives for England, Scotland and Wales.