Ned Williams Plain Text Manifesto 2

Ned Williams for Ordinary Exec Member
Working towards an accountable, relevant,
and member-orientated EYL

About myself: I first joined the party in 2016, when I joined the Lib Dem
society at the University of Southampton, where I study Physics. I am
currently the LD society’s Treasurer, and I am on the executive of the
Southampton branch of the party, which is running several Young Liberal
candidates in the May local elections. Causes I care about most include the
environment, the EU, civil liberties and UK-wide decentralisation of power.

My plan as a member of the executive

You may have already read my plans if I were to be elected chair. I’m
passionate about the success of English Young Liberals as a member-orientated wing of the party
with a clear relevance. As such, I’d like to be able to make a difference regardless of whether I’m
fortunate enough to be elected as chair, so I’m also standing to become an ordinary member. My
plans are the same as if I was elected Chair, and are summarised below:
Ensuring certainty for the future of EYL – The future of the English wing of the Lib Dems is
uncertain, but I believe that EYL should exist as a network for co-operation between the regions. I’d
like to make an EYL constitution based on members’ opinions.
Building up the local and regional party bases – It’s important that the regional branches are
properly run, so I’d like to assist with the smooth running of the regions, and to help with the creation
of more local societies.
More direct representation - The most important aspect of the English Young Liberals is you! I
would run quarterly surveys to get membership input on how EYL functions.
Stronger focus on local elections – Many Young Liberal
candidates run for local councils each year, and I’d like EYL to
assist (with the help of the regions) with those campaigns,
including running action days.
Working with the rest of the party – I would like to push for the
creation of more YL representatives on regional and local
executives, as well as helping Young Liberals to get elected to
other exec positions.
Increased presence - The best way to keep EYL relevant is to
have regular updates on social media, as well as occasional
membership emails. I would also like to continue the practice of
making EYL policy changes at Young Liberal Conferences.
About myself: I first joined the party in 2016, when I joined the Lib Dem
society at the University of Southampton, where I study Physics. I am
currently the LD society’s Treasurer, and I am on the executive of the
Southampton branch of the party, which is running several Young Liberal
candidates in the May local elections. Causes I care about most include the
environment, the EU, civil liberties and UK-wide decentralisation of power.
If you would like to know more (including my bid for EYL Chair):
@Ned4EYLChair on Twitter ‘Ned Williams for EYL Chair’ on Facebook

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