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The Access Accelerator

Are you ready to accelerate your access to the political arena? Sign up to join the The Access Accelerator. Our revolutionary programme designed to guide individuals like you through the intricate approval process with ease and confidence. It's time to unlock your potential and make a remarkable difference in the world of politics.

Application Deadline: 07/08/2023

Accelerator Start Date: 08/08/2023

Who is this programme for?

Absolutely everyone! We believe in inclusivity and welcome individuals from all walks of life, regardless of past political affiliations. Whether you're a member of the general public or have no prior involvement with the Liberal Democrats, our doors are wide open. Our primary aim is to ensure those with the talent and passion to work in politics can do so with no barriers.

What can I expect from this opportunity?

Not only will you learn the intricacies of the selection process, how to strategise and plan your campaign, as well as the basics for any person wanting to become a Prospective parliamentary candidate (PPC), but for those who do share Lib Dem values and want to consider joining us. Throughout The Access Accelerator, we'll be scouting for exceptional talent that we can fast-track and invite to our prestigious Selection Accelerator. It's a chance to shine brightly and demonstrate your personal alignment with the values of the Liberal Democrats.

How does it work?

The Access Accelerator consists of a series of webinars, led by experts and experienced team members who will provide invaluable guidance. These webinars will empower you with the knowledge and insights needed to navigate the approval process seamlessly.


Webinar 1 - "The Political Playbook: Know the Ropes" (8th August): Discover the inner workings of the entire process, understanding each stage from a high-level perspective. This session will be delivered with high energy, ensuring it's engaging, informative, and perfectly aligned with the values of the Liberal Democrats.


Webinar 2 - "Candidate Crafting: How to become an approved candidate" (9th August): Uncover the process of becoming an approved candidate. We'll provide you with essential information, clever hacks, and invaluable tips that will help you stand out from the crowd. Get ready to shape your political journey!


Webinar 3 - "Selection Success: Candidacy Unveiled" (14th August): Delve deeper into the art of becoming a selected candidate. We'll explore the selection criteria, empowering you to showcase your skills, qualities, and unwavering commitment to Liberal Democrat values.


Webinar 4 - "PPC & MP: Inside the Powerhouse" (16th August): Get an exclusive glimpse into the life of a Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC) and Member of Parliament (MP). Our expert speakers will share their experiences, challenges, and triumphs, providing you with inspiration as you envision your future in politics.


Webinar 5 - "Assessment Day: Prep like a Pro" (21st August): Brace yourself for an interactive session combining information sessions with breakout activities. We'll equip you with a prep/revision sheet, helping you confidently prepare for the Assessment Day. Get ready to leave a lasting impression!


Webinar 6 - "Panel Discussion: Charting Your Political Journey" (23rd August): Join us for an enlightening panel discussion, where we'll address your burning questions and provide valuable insights into the next steps of your political journey. It's an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and build a network that will support you throughout your career.

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