"to organise regular events and opportunities for members to engage with the process of developing and debating Party policy"
- the Hackney Liberal Democrats' constitution
Alton Hassan, Policy Engagement Officer
Helping our members decide the direction of the party.
The Lib Dems are the only major party whose members make party policy. That applies locally as well as nationally, so we have a calendar of sessions and events throughout the year giving our members the chance to join in the policy-making process and debate ideas.
These are run by Alton Hassan, the Policy Engagement Officer. Alton is an actor with a passion for travel and loves a good pizza.
More about the role:
The Policy Engagement Officer's term runs from 1st January to 31st December and elections take place at the local party AGM, usually held in October or November. Any local party officer can be appointed to stand in for the Chair if he/she is unavailable and, as such, all officers are also Vice Chairs.