Events and Surgeries

Folkestone and Hythe Liberal Democrats keep in touch all year round through Councillors surgeries that are intended to allow local residents the chance to talk to their Councillor face to face with no appointment: just turn up.

We also run regular social events and meetups across the district. Learn more below!

Lib Dem Events and Surgeries Locally

Liberal Drinks

  • 14 Aug 2024
  • 6.00 pm - 7.30 pm
  • 47-49 Sandgate High St
    Sandgate,
    Folkestone
    CT20 3AH

A regular meet-up on the second Wednesday of every month for Liberal Democrat members, supporters and the Lib Dem curious in the Folkestone and Hythe area!

Simply come along for a social drink and a chat: no speeches, no leaflet delivery. It's a "buy your own" event (sorry!) but come along and say hello to our Councillors, campaigners, members and friends.

The Providence Inne is on Sandgate High Street - there is free parking from 6pm at Castle Road Car Park in Sandgate which is two minutes walk away and often on street nearby as well.

Liberal Drinks

  • 11 Sep 2024
  • 5.00 pm - 7.30 pm
  • 47-49 Sandgate High St
    Sandgate,
    Folkestone
    CT20 3AH

A regular meet-up on the second Wednesday of every month for Liberal Democrat members, supporters and the Lib Dem curious in the Folkestone and Hythe area!

Simply come along for a social drink and a chat: no speeches, no leaflet delivery. It's a "buy your own" event (sorry!) but come along and say hello to our Councillors, campaigners, members and friends.

The Providence Inne is on Sandgate High Street - there is free parking from 6pm at Castle Road Car Park in Sandgate which is two minutes walk away and often on street nearby as well.

Lib Dem Events Nationally

One-to-One Compliance Appointments

  • 02 Jan 2024
  • 12.00 am - 12.00 am

Need to discuss a Compliance or Data Protection matter in depth? 

Email the Compliance Team via compliance@libdems.org.uk with an outline of your query - we’ll pair you with one of our specialists for a 15-minute online / phone appointment.


UK General Election Count

  • 04 Jul 2024
  • 10.00 pm - 6.00 am
  • 1000 London Road
    Glasgow
    G40 1HG

The count for all 6 constituencies in Glasgow will take place at the same location. Counting Agents have to be submitted in advance, so please do not attend unless it has been confirmed to you by one of the Lib Dem agents that your name is on the list.

GE2024 London Thank You Party

The London regional team invites you to join us on Thursday 18th July at the National Liberal Club from 6pm to celebrate our collective efforts in the local and national Campaigns.  As before there will be a bar tab to ensure everyone gets a drink or two for free.  

London Lib Dems have collectively gone to bat for our target seats in Carshalton & Wallington, Wimbledon, and Sutton & Cheam, other nearby seats including Chesham & Amersham, and Harpenden & Berkhamstead, Esher & Walton (not to mention half of Surrey...) and our held seats in London as well as others further afield. 

Everyone has helped in different ways and we can all be incredibly proud of our achievements - you have shown that the London Lib Dems are made up of team players - who have put the wider party and the country ahead of our local objectives. 

So this party is for you - to say thank you, and to celebrate our role in the wider party's success.  

Wimbledon Lib Dems Gala Dinner

  • 18 Jul 2024
  • 7.00 pm - 11.00 pm
  • 24 High St
    Wimbledon
    SW19 5EA

Despite his repeated prevarications the Prime Minister will soon have no choice but to call an election. To mark the start of the 'long campaign' on the 18 July - a date set by statute six months before the latest date he can hold out until - I'm delighted to announce we are holding a Gala Dinner at the Dog & Fox in Wimbledon Village.

 

Our guest speaker for this very special event is our deputy leader, the wonderful Daisy Cooper MP who will be sharing insights of what's happening in this Parliament during its final days.

 

Here's your chance to join me and Daisy in calling time on this hapless Conservative government.

 

The evening will include a welcome champagne reception, followed by a 3-course dinner with wine, coffee and chocolates.

 

After the dinner and speeches - with an opportunity for Q&A there will be a fabulous fundraising auction and a luxury Lib Dem raffle.

 

We hope to see many of you and your friends there on 18th July. It promises to be a fun and informative night.

 

In buying a ticket you are contributing to Paul Kohler's campaign to: win Wimbledon for the Liberal Democrats; rid ourselves of this tired & unimaginative government; and help build a better, fairer future for our country.


 

Islington Liberal Democrats - THANK YOU PARTY

  • 18 Jul 2024
  • 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
  • 7 Aberdeen Park
    London
    N5 2AN

THANK YOU PARTY:

Join us to celebrate the wonderful General Election results. Islington Lib Dems worked hard in target seats in London and elsewhere as well as locally and helped get new MPs elected.  We'd like to thank you for your hard work and are delighted to be joined by our two PPCs, Vikas Aggarwal and Terry Stacy, two PPCs for nearby seats, Rebecca Jones and Rebecca Taylor and two new MPs, Bobby Dean and Victoria Collins.  Drinks and nibbles provided - as well as a raffle.  Come along between 7pm and 9pm.

Wearside GE2024 Thank You Party

  • 19 Jul 2024
  • 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm
  • 15 Norfolk Street
    Sunderland
    SR1 1EA

Join the Wearside Liberal Democrats to celebrate our historic election result! 

While we do ask that you bring your own drinks, we will be ordering pizza to the event for you to enjoy during the evening.

Thank You Party

  • 19 Jul 2024
  • 6.30 pm - 9.00 pm
  • Union Park
    99 Saughton Road North
    Edinburgh
    EH12 7JN

Christine invites you to a party in your honour to say thank you for all your hard work during the general election campaign.

Please join us for a drink and some food at the Cougars Rugby club clubrooms in Union Park on Saughton Road North. We'll be starting at 6:30pm.

We hope to see you there and everyone who has helped is welcome. 

Friday Night Social

Join Chris Annous, 2024 General Election candidate for Greenwich & Woolwich, and members of the local party executive committee for a drink and an opportunity to chat about the election results and the future for the Liberal Democrats both locally and nationally.

Nearest station is Maze Hill and local bus routes include the 129, 188 and 286.

Meet Chris Coghlan

  • 19 Jul 2024
  • 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
  • Great Bookham
    Leatherhead
    KT23 4LE

Meet Chris Coghlan - the LibDem candidate for Parliament for Dorking and Horley.

Hear him speak and ask any questions.

Food and drinks will be provided.

Learning from the Elections

  • 20 Jul 2024
  • 11.00 am - 2.00 pm
  • 6 Mount Street
    Manchester
    M2 5NS

Our annual Learning From The Elections meeting for the North West.

A session reflecting on the campaign and results of the May elections

in the North West, and the July General Election. What

worked, what didn't, what should we learn and how do we build on the

results for council elections in 2025 and beyond, including the 2028 Mayoral and Police / Fire elections.

Open to Lib Dem party members across the North West region

but especially for candidates, agents, canvassers, campaign organisers,

leafleters and anyone else who has been actively working on Lib Dem

campaigns in the North West over recent months.

GETTING THERE

The Friends' Meeting House is adjoining Manchester Town Hall and Central Library, very close by the St Peter's Square tram stop and near to Manchester Oxford Road train station.

 

MCR City Centre Summer BBQ

  • 20 Jul 2024
  • 2.00 pm - 6.00 pm
  • 36 Kingsdale Road
    Gorton
    Manchester
    M18 7WB

Come along to our annual summer BBQ fundraiser for the Manchester City Centre team! Mingle with fellow Lib Dems over delicious food and drinks, all while supporting our year-round campaign efforts.


Hosted by Charles and Maria Turner, we invite you to join us on Saturday, 20th July, from 2 pm at 36 Kingsdale Road, Gorton M18 7WB.


Your ticket includes food and a drink, and extra drinks can be purchased on the day using contactless payments.

 

MDNP Thank You Party

  • 20 Jul 2024
  • 4.30 pm - 6.30 pm
  • Merley House Ln
    Wimborne
    BH21 3AA

Join us to celebrate Vikki's road to Westminster success on Saturday, 20th July, at 4:30pm.

The Mid Dorset & North Poole Lib Dem invite you to toast our new MP.

A free glass of Fizz (non alcoholic options will be available) and canapes will be served on arrival with music provided by Dorset Rural Music School. A paying bar will also be available. 


GE Thank You Party

  • 20 Jul 2024
  • 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
  • New Inn Lane
    Guildford
    GU4 7HW

What a result! 

We are having a Thank You party on Saturday 20th July, 7pm - 9pm at Burpham Church, New Inn Lane, GU4 7HW. 

Please do order a free ticket to let us know you are coming. 


Leeds Pride Parade

  • 21 Jul 2024
  • 9.00 am - 11.00 am

Join Us in the Leeds Pride Parade!

Celebrate love and inclusion with the Leeds Liberal Democrats at Leeds Pride. We've got a space in the parade but need to let the organisers know how many people to expect so please RSVP so we can give a good estimate.

Alison Bennett MP 'Thank You' Party

 

Allison Bennett MP, Mid Sussex & Stuart Condie, MSLD Chairman kindly invite you as we say 'Thank You' to all of our Members, Supporters and those who

helped make our General Election win possible.

Please join us from 2PM - 7 PM at Haywards Heath Golf

Club, High Beech Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1SL.

Join everyone to catch up, make new friends, and find out more about what is planned for the future.

We do need to know how many of you and your +1 partners will be coming

for the catering. This will be a high quality buffet. There will be Vegan,

Vegetarian and GF options available. There will be a bar for drinks, including

teas and coffee, on us.

So please, don’t delay. We will need to know if you can make it by the end of

Sunday 14th July.

Sutton Borough Thank You Party

  • 21 Jul 2024
  • 3.00 pm - 6.00 pm
  • 52 Benhill Avenue
    Sutton
    SM1 4DP

You're invited to our Sutton Borough Thank You Party!

Join us to celebrate winning both Carshalton & Wallington and Sutton & Cheam with our new MPs – Bobby Dean and Luke Taylor.

Tea, coffee, cake, drinks, and glasses will be provided, but please feel free to bring any of your own drinks if you want to.

VENUE CHANGE - so many people have expressed an interest in attending that we have changed our venue to the much bigger Thomas Wall Centre, 52 Benhill Avenue, Sutton, SM1 4DP.

There are no parking restrictions on Sundays, but parking on nearby roads can be limited. Sutton Rail Station is a 12-minute walk away and numerous buses pass nearby - including the 154, 151, 80 and 407.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Wandsworth Election After Party

  • 21 Jul 2024
  • 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm
  • 6 Tideswell Road
    Putney
    London
    SW15 6LJ

Wandsworth LibDems Election After Party.


THANK YOU PARTY!!!

  • 21 Jul 2024
  • 4.00 pm - 6.30 pm
  • Guildford Road
    Leatherhead
    KT22 9AS

Congratulations and Celebrations…

WE DID IT! SHE DID IT! SHE’S THERE!

All owing to the fantastic team effort (of over 400 of us) which culminated in HELEN being elected as MP for Epsom and Ewell, Leatherhead and Ashstead. It was my privilege to be at the count when the result was announced, and I’m still stunned by the novelty of us having secured our first ever woman, non-Tory MP.

NOW it’s time to PARTY!

Please join us

at the Leatherhead Football Club, Guildford Road, KT22 9AS

on Sunday 21st July

from 4.00pm to 6.30pm.

There will be a welcome drink, a finger buffet and a bar. Most importantly there will also be HELEN!

You are very welcome to bring a ‘Plus One’ and children but, as capacity is limited, please RSVP via the button below to indicate your numbers. It will be a case of first to reply, first served. There will be onsite parking, but please DO NOT park in the areas marked with a company board.

I realise you might be away on holiday or already have other commitments, but we wanted to celebrate ASAP. However, fear not, if you miss out this time, there will be another celebratory event in September, probably just after what is going to be a jubilant party conference. An invitation will follow, when we’ve all had a chance to draw breath.

In the meanwhile, heartfelt thanks for all YOU have contributed to OUR success.

Very much looking forward to seeing on Sunday 21st July, or in September.

The tickets are free. Please choose the number of tickets you require (for you & your guests) as we need to monitor the total number of people. Max 120, first come, first served.

Ken Kimber

Social Secretary

Epsom and Ewell Lib Dems


London Diversity officers meeting June

  • 23 Jul 2024
  • 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm
  • 1 Vincent Square,
    London
    SW1P 2PN

Somerset Council: A Transformation

  • 24 Jul 2024
  • 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm

 Cllr Liz Leyshon, Deputy Leader of the Council and Lead Member for Resources and Performance, and Cllr Theo Butt Philip, Lead Member for Transformation and Human Resources, will be joined by Bill Revans, Leader of the Council and Lead Member for Governance and Communications, to describe their response to the parlous state of the Council that they inherited on winning control in 2022. With many Councils up and down the country finding it impossible to achieve a balanced budget, Somerset's ingenuity and resourcefulness is a beacon and a lesson to other struggling authorities. Learn how Somerset Council's finances and organisation have been transformed, achieving a balanced budget and conserving essential services.

Please send any questions for the panel to events@bathneslibdems.org.uk. This zoom event is open to all members and registered supporters in LPs in Somerset. You must register, and will be sent a zoom link the day before the event, when we have been able to verify your membership/supporter status. Please ensure you login to the zoom call with the same user ID you registered with. We will be operating a 'waiting room' and you may be asked to identify yourself before being allowed in to the meeting. Because of our verification process, registrations received after 7pm on the night of the event may not be processed.

Accessibility

Live Captioning (real-time subtitles) can be enabled on your screen - see the Accessibility webpage in Zoom for further information about how to enable live captions and other helpful features.  Please get in touch if you have any questions or particular accessibility requirements - events@bathneslibdems.org.uk.

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