2023 YL Elections!


  • Nominations open on the 21st September
  • Nominations close on the 28th September
  • Hustings - dates to be confirmed
  • Voting Opens on the 5th October
  • Voting Closes on the 19th October
  • Results announced on the 20th October (there may be a slight delay as HQ staff are engaged in the by-election)

The new Federal Exec will be invited to a handover meeting at LDHQ on October 28th – more details will be sent to the winning candidates.


How can I nominate myself for a role?

In order to submit your nomination, please email elections@youngliberals.uk with your name, date of birth, membership number, position(s) you are standing for and a A4 regular and A4 plain text manifesto (both PDFS).

How much time will I need to commit?

If elected, you'll need to commit a couple of hours per month for Exec or committee meetings. These will usually take place in the evening or on weekends.

Some roles involve chairing a YL Committee, or sitting on a Federal Committee, which will mean a few more hours per montth.

Some Committees may meet multiple times per month, though this will depend on the committee's workload, and may vary.

Honourary Officers may spend less time on YL work, but are able to attend Exec meetings and may be invited to attend committee meetings.

What roles are up for election this year?

You can find more information in this handy PDF with all the roles up for election!

Some roles have automatic posiitons on YL Committees (ex-officio). You can find out more about these in the  Federal Executive and Committees Regulations, or in the PDF above.

  • The Federal Executive:
    • Chair: leading the YL Executive, setting our main objectives and chairing meetings, as well as representing YL to the wider party.
    • Secretary: taking minutes of Exec meetings, helping committee chairs run them effectively and keeping key documents updated.
    • Fundraising Officer: responsible for leading activities to raise money for YL, including for specific projects like Access Funds for Conference or Young and Winning.
    • Communications Officer: promoting YL's policies, values and work to members and the wider public through emails, social media and the annual freshers campaign.
    • Elections Officer: helping organise action days, supporting candidates and developing our strategy for getting YL members elected.
    • Membership Development Officer: organise training for members and work on New Members Days to help people get the best out of YL.
    • Branch Development Officer: develop our branches and university socieites to help recruit new members at Freshers events and all year round.
    • Events Officer: organise Conference, co-ordinating our presence at Federal Conference and helping Events Committee hold other events throughout the year.
    • Policy Officer: represent YL at the party's Federal Policy Committee, help members submit motions for YL Conference and Federal Conference and train members in policy.
    • International Officer: work with sister parties around the world, including through partner organisations and by managing our presence at international events.
    • Accessibility, Diversity and Standards Officer: work with the Safeguarding Team and Events Officer to make YL safe and accessible, and chair our Diversity Committee to promote diversity throughout YL.
    • Racial Equity, Diversity and Liberation Officer: work with Diversity Committee and the ADS Officer to make YL a more diverse place, in response to the party's review into ethnic minority representation.
    • Non-Portfolio Officer: supporting the Exec with project work and covering any vacant roles on the Exec where practical.
  • Federal Committees
    • Communications & Campaigns (3 seats)
    • Policy (3 seats)
    • Events Committee (2 seats)
    • International Committee (3 seats)
    • Diversity Committee (9 community reps:
      • Women
      • Minority Ethnic Communities
      • Disabled
      • LGBA+
      • Trans
      • Carers
      • Care-Experienced
      • Under-18s
      • Social Mobility
  • The State Executives of:
    • English Young Liberals
      • Chair
      • Vice-Chair for Elections & Campaigns
      • Vice-Chair for Membership Engagement
      • Policy & Regional Engagement Officer
      • Events Representative
      • English Council Representative (6 seats)
      • Regional Chairs (11 seats):
        • Devon & Cornwall
        • East Midlands
        • East of England
        • London
        • North East
        • North West
        • South East
        • South Central
        • Western Counties
        • West Midlands
        • Yorkshire and Humber
    • Scottish Young Liberals:
      • Chair,
      • Vice-Chair
      • Treasurer
      • Campaigns Officer
      • Comms Officer
      • Policy Officer
      • Accessibility, Diversity and Enfranchisement Officer
    • Welsh Young Liberals
      • Chair
      • Vice-Chair
      • Comms Officer
      • Campaigns Officer
      • Policy Officer
      • Non-Portfolio Officer
  • Young Liberals Reps to Federal Council (3 seats)
  • the role of Honourary President of the Young Liberals
  • the role of Honourary Vice-President of the Young Liberals (6 roles)
    • the three highest placed candidates will serve a two-year term, and the remaining three will serve a one-year term. This will allow staggered elections of 3 Honourary Vice-Presidents per year to start properly in 2024.
    • Honourary Officers support and advise the Executive on a variety of matters, and help to foster positive relationships across the Lib Dems.


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