Party News: July 2017 - Internal Elections

Internal Party elections

This autumn, you can stand for election to Scottish Liberal Democrat Committees – they're open to all Party Members. These offices are responsible for making some of the biggest decisions in the party – shaping our manifesto, organising our conferences, and discussing strategy.

It's your chance to get involved at the heart of the Scottish Liberal Democrats – and the best way for members to decide what happens in their party.

The following roles will be up for re-election for a term of two years commencing 1st January 2018. Nominations will close at 5pm on Monday 13th November. All positions will be elected by single transferable vote.

  • The Party President
  • The Convener
  • The Treasurer
  • Vice Conveners of the Conference, Campaigns & Candidates and Policy Committees.
  • 12 members of the Executive
  • 6 members of the Conference Committee
  • 5 members of the Policy Committee
  • Scottish representatives on Federal Committees

>>>  DOWNLOAD: 2017 Party Election guidance note <<<

For further information or a nomination form please call 0131 337 2314 or email

Scottish Young Liberals  - Elections

Our Scottish party's youth is represented by its own organisation and executive as Scottish Young Liberals. After executive elections were delayed by the snap election the outgoing executive has voted to extend membership of Scottish Young Liberals to all Scottish Liberal Democrat members under 30 and/or in full-time education.

If you're lucky enough to qualify as a member please make sure you join the mailing list by emailing and join their Facebook group at

You can follow Scottish Young Liberals on Facebook and Twitter:

Nominations have now re-opened to lead our youth organisation over the coming year. These are open to any Scottish Liberal Democrat member under the age of 30 and/or in full time education.

Posts for election are:
Vice-President (Campaigns),
Vice-President (Communications),
Membership Secretary,
5x Ordinary Executive Members.

The role descriptions for these posts can be found in the SYL Constitution (link:

Nominations have to be with the returning officer by 5th August 2017 and should be sent to Martin Veart:

Remember to prepare your manifesto - a maximum of one side of A4 - which will be distributed by the returning officer after the closing date.

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