In the next month 11 seats will short-list their wannabe Lib Dem MPs

Lib Dems winning hereHere’s the full list of selection contests in the coming month available for Lib Dems on the approved parliamentary candidates’ list, together with the closing date for applications. They include two of the seats high on the party’s top target list, Oxford East and Camborne & Redruth.

The following seats have selections in progress and are currently advertising for candidates:

    Oxford East, 20th January
    Bexhill and Battle, 24th January
    Hastings and Rye, 24th January
    North Somerset, 24th January
    Romsey & Southampton North, 24th January
    South Northamptonshire, 24th January
    Middlesbrough, 27th January
    Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland, 27th January
    Camborne and Redruth, 31st January
    Hexham, 31st January
    Maidenhead, 3rd February

Further information, including Returning Officer contact details, can be found on the Lib Dem members’ website: and then once you have logged in by following the links: Our Party > Selection Adverts – Latest News. Note you will need to register online and login in order to access the advert webpage.

* Stephen was Editor (and Co-Editor) of Liberal Democrat Voice from 2007 to 2015, and writes at The Collected Stephen Tall.

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  • We HAVE to win the eastern European voters, there must be a couple of million of them:

  • Simon Banks 20th Jan '14 - 5:32pm

    I’m told one difficulty is a shortage of returning officers and another is a shortage of candidates. The latter is a knotty problem and an ominous sign. The former ought not to be so hard, given that it was a severe problem last time round and we’ve had plenty of time to sort it. If there have been heartfelt appeals to activists to consider being returning officers, I haven’t seen them.

  • Caracatus 19th Jan ’14 – 1:23pm
    – it is a truly shambolic way to run the party. We are back to the 1920′s-1960′s where the Liberals didn’t eixst in most places.

    Yes, one might argue that this is not the ideal time to suspend someone from the party who has a proven track record of winning elections.

  • I used to live in Oxford East – any word who’s going for that?

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