As of yesterday, the UK Libertarian Party has been in existence for a year and, whilst others may criticise, we have been relatively pleased with the progress so far. Our intention was always to take things slowly and to try to ensure that we got it right first time, rather than ending up with massive splits and rows (as has happened to most other political parties) although obviously, it's far too early to tell whether we have got that bit right or not!
The irony inherent in LPUK was that, for the first year, the five members of the National Co-ordinating Committee kept a very tight rein on party process. This was always intended to be a temproary measure and one of the main developments at the recent AGM was a series of constitutional amemdments that allowed, for the first time, the official existence of local branches.
These were starting to slowly coalesce anyway and, although the fine details of the structure have yet to be finalised, a number of areas now have their own blogs:
Do get in touch with the organisers should you wish to help out. Alternatively, just find out when the next meeting is to be: the South East branch tend to meet at the Rose & Crown in Southwark every month and your humble Devil will certainly be attending the next meet on the evening of Thursday 8th January.
This year, the LPUK will be upping its game and we will actually be putting up election candidates, for a political party that you cannot vote for is a little pointless, eh?
Onwards and upwards...