Do you want to find out how you can help?
There are many ways you can help the Liberal Democrats in North Shropshire. Shropshire Liberal Democrats are the largest opposition group on Shropshire Council, which is currently run by the Conservatives. This is something we want to change.
How you can help & why we need your help
Clive Geary, Weston Rhyn
Clive was a life-long Conservative voter who joined the Liberal Democrats
I joined because…
“Although I have been a Conservative voter since I was old enough to vote, I have never been a member of a political party. After the EU referendum I had grave doubts about the direction that our Country is taking and I will never vote Conservative again. Following the great Liberal Democrats victory in Richmond Park I joined the party, realising that many more people must feel like me. I joined the party as I want to become involved with what is going on and so I started helping with canvassing locally for the local elections in May 2017. It is clear to me that: the only way to change things for the better, both locally and nationally, is to be a Liberal Democrat.”
The Conservatives locally are a shower who’s priorities are all backwards. Our roads and services are falling apart. The Conservative administration has a massive ‘black-hole’ in their budget. The Conservatives are wasting millions of pounds we haven’t got on failed projects like IPnE; buying declining shopping centres; refurbishing Shirehall and a 50% pay rise for the Chief Executive. Whilst the Conservatives fail to invest in projects that can generate new money or on green projects like LED streetlights that can save money.
How you can help by joining us & becoming a member
The Liberal Democrats are driven by and for its members. Members of the Liberal Democrats have a much higher level of influence in our party than the other main parties and have a direct say on party policies and can even propose policies which get adopted by the party nationally.
Elizabeth Jewkes famously got the party to adopt lowering the income tax threshold as party policy, which then was on the front of the 2010 manifesto, that then became law under the coalition government and cut thousands of people out of paying income tax altogether.
Watch her speech at Spring Conference in this video:
How you can help North Shropshire Liberal Democrats win here
Sign up as a supporter
The party is currently consulting on broadening the party to create a supporters network which is free to join. Read more about the Lib Dems supporters network on the national party website
You can sign-up here to pre-register your interest in becoming a Lib Dem supporter
Are you tired of being let down by the Conservatives and Labour?
Then join North Shropshire Liberal Democrats in the fight for a brighter future.
How you can help by delivering leaflets:
Through the year and between elections the Lib Dems are out and about grafting for people like you. This is reported back through regular Focus Newsletters which are delivered for free by volunteers. If you would like to become a deliverer contact us to let us know. Delivery can be as much or as little as you like but it generally takes an hour or so to deliver 100.
How you can help by standing for election:
Often people want to stand for election to take a more direct role in shaping and supporting their area and make a lasting contribution to our community. Elections tend to come in four-year cycles for County, Town and Parish Council elections. There are opportunities to make a difference as a local councillor or as a parliamentarian. If you are interested in any of these enjoyable and rewarding roles then get in touch. Full training and support will be provided. The next regular set of local elections will be in May 2021. That may sound a long time away but starting now can make all the difference to winning your first election. Be a Councillor | Make a difference: Stand for election to be a Councillor
How you can help by making a donation:
Unlike the other main parties, we don’t have a stable of media barons to back us, rich donors or the trade unions to fund us. So Liberal Democrats rely on volunteers and the support of their members and supporters. Every penny raised goes to get more and more Lib Dems elected and our policies implemented. If you would like to make a donation please get in touch with us or you can donate via the national party website.
Worth Repeating: Join the Liberal Democrats
Often the simplest things you can do to help is by joining. You will find that we are a friendly and supportive party. We value all of our members. Your opinion matters and developing your ideas is actively encouraged.
Contact us for more information on how you can help us fight for a brighter future for Britain and North Shropshire.