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Buckingham Liberal Democrats

What's the role?

The Treasurer is one of the key roles of any local party. Along with the Chair, you are one of two signatories on the local party, and have direct responsibility and accountability for its activities.

The Treasurer's role is to have strategic ownership of expenditure and income, such as preparing budgets and financial targets for discussion by others and advising on the implications of spending decisions. The treasurer is also responsible for the practical side of managing the local party's finances, such as paying in bills, managing the payroll (if your local party has staff), and producing financial reports.

This page contains practical guidance on the standard tasks that each treasurer should be doing, along with resources and instructional videos to help you in your role.

Key tasks

Skills & Attributes

  • Capable of handling figures.
  • Have experience of handling budgets and controlling finances.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Able to understand regulations.


This varies depending on the local party. It also changes depending on where things are in the electoral cycle.
However, treasurers should expect to spend around 2 hours per week under normal circumstances.

How to Apply

It is a constitutional requirement for each local party to have a Treasurer.
Treasurers are elected each year at your local party's AGM.
Any member of your local party can stand to be the Treasurer.

Download the Nomination Form here