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Buckingham Liberal Democrats

What's the role?

Each local party has people elected to their Executive Committee as Ordinary Members, who do not hold specific roles. These are people who help by having a say in how the local party is run, and by taking on ad hoc roles and helping with special projects.

Being a committee member enables you to help guide the party in the best possible direction, and you can do it without taking on a specific functional role. It suits someone who is generally quite competent, and who likes to look at the bigger picture of their local party. It's ideal for somebody who wants to be involved, but who may not want an official position.

Key tasks

  • Attend and participate in regular meetings, evaluating agenda items and voting on them.
  • Scrutinise suggestions and decisions made by others.
  • Offer your time to assist with tasks.
  • Be an approachable face in your local party, for other members who want to be more involved.
  • Communicating the work of the committee to interested parties.

Skills & Attributes

  • An ability to evaluate plans.
  • Being good at providing feedback.
  • Being a good listener - you'll have to attend several meetings per year.
  • An ability to get your views across concisely.
  • An ability to be impartial when assessing problems and solutions.
  • Strategic thinking.
  • An ability to understand a wide variety of documents, such as reports, minutes and budgets.

Time

Frequent meetings, with ad hoc work in between them.

How to Apply

Ordinary Members of the Executive are elected at your local party's AGM, which takes place between October and December. Any local party member can stand for the Executive Committee.

Download the Nomination Form here