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East of England Liberal Democrats

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Committees of the East of England Liberal Democrats

Regional Executive

The regional executive oversees the work of the regional party in the East of England. It meets around five times a year, usually on a Saturday morning near Cambridge but more recently via Zoom. You can find out more about the responsibilities of the regional party in the East of England Liberal Democrats constitution [PDF].

The regional executive comprises:

Regional Campaigns Committee

The Campaigns Committee is responsible to the Regional Executive for: (a) the stimulation and co-ordination of campaigning and publicity activities within the Region; (b) the undertaking of regional campaigns and the monitoring of the joint arrangements made by the relevant Local Parties for campaigning in elections to principal local authorities covering more than one Local Party; (c) the management of Regional Election campaigns for the European Parliament and for referendum campaigns; (d) the encouragement of Local Parties to co-ordinate campaigning for Parliamentary and local elections and between elections; (e) the promotion of the political image of the Party within the Region; (f) the appointment of a person to serve as Regional Media Co-ordinator and the management of the work of the Regional Media Co-ordinator; (g) providing and co-ordinating assistance to Local Parties for Parliamentary and local elections; (h) liaison in respect of these matters.

The Campaigns Committee comprises:

Regional Candidates Committee

The Candidates Committee exercises the Region's powers and duties under the Party Constitution in relation to the approval and selection of candidates for parliamentary and other major elections. You can find out more about the responsibilities of the candidates committee in the East of England Liberal Democrats constitution.

The Candidates Committee comprises:

Regional Conference Committee

The Conference Committee is responsible for the organisation of the meetings of the Regional Conference including the business to be transacted at each meeting of the Regional Conference and the selection of motions and reports for debate.

The Conference Committee comprises

Regional Development Committee

The function of the Development Committee is to encourage local parties to increase membership, to arrange training and oversee, in liaison with the Regional Party Secretary, internal communications.

The development committee comprises:

Regional Policy Committee

The policy committee is intended to encourage discussion and adoption of policy relating to the East of England.

The policy committee comprises:

English Council

The English Council is the governing body of the English Liberal Democrats, or 'English Party'. It meets at least twice a year on a Saturday, usually in London, and is made up of representatives of the eleven English regional parties and of the Young Liberals. The principal functions of the English Party relate to membership recruitment and administration; parliamentary, mayoral and police and crime commissioner candidate approval and selection; and disciplinary and conduct issues.

You can find out more about the English Party on the Liberal Democrat website and in the English Party constitution.