Volunteers are key to our campaigns.
Across the city, hundreds of local people support our councillors and campaigners. You can do as little or as much as you like.
Unlike Labour and the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats don't have major local and national newspapers backing us. Some simply refuse to give us fair coverage. That's why local campaigning in communities is so important to our success.
For over 50 years, our all year round Focus newsletters have been trusted by local people to keep them informed of local news, issues and campaigns.
We are only able to keep people regularly informed thanks to our network of volunteers who donate around an hour a month of their time delivering newsletters in and around their street.
Displaying a poster
Agreeing to display a window or garden poster at election time helps remind others that the Liberal Democrats can win here and helps remind people to vote.
Talking to voters
Talking to people, on the doorstep or on the phone, is how we find out about the issues bothering them, but it's also the best way of getting people to use their vote.
It can be surprisingly fun, especially if you are an outgoing person who enjoys talking to people.
Ever wondered how long it takes to stuff 40,000 envelopes or print 1000's of leaflets? Our candidates and councillors couldn't possibly do it all themselves. We rely on help from our volunteers to spread the load.
Could you be a councillor?
Think you could do a better job than those running our city? If you care about our city and want to help people, then get in touch for a chat. You might be surprised at the skills you already have that would help you become a great councillor.
To stand for election you don't need to agree with every party policy, but you do need to share our values. You will also need to be a Liberal Democrat member.