In the next month 19 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.

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

    Brentwood & Ongar, 17th September
    Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, 18th September
    Preston, 19th September
    Wyre & Preston North, 19th September
    South Dorset, 20th September
    Bournemouth East, 26th September
    Bournemouth West, 26th September
    Huddersfield, 26th September
    Leeds East, 26th September
    Warrington North, 30th September
    Warrington South, 30th September
    Waveney, 3rd October
    Grantham & Stamford, 11th October
    North West Hampshire, 13th October
    West Worcestershire, 17th October
    Leicester East, 19th October
    Leicester South, 19th October
    East Renfrewshire, 22nd September
    Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale, 26th September

    Scotland – Scottish Parliament Regional List Selections

    West of Scotland, 21st September
    Glasgow, 21st September
    Central Scotland, 21st September
    South of Scotland, 21st September
    Lothians, 21st September
    Mid Scotland & Fife, 21st September
    North East, 21st September
    Highlands & Islands, 21st September

    Wales – Welsh Assembly Constituency Selections

    Aberavon, 3rd October
    Aberconwy, 3rd October
    Alyn & Deeside, 3rd October
    Arfon, 3rd October
    Blaenau Gwent, 3rd October
    Bridgend, 3rd October
    Caerphilly, 3rd October
    Cardiff North, 3rd October
    Cardiff South & Penarth, 3rd October
    Cardiff West, 3rd October
    Carmarthen East & Dinefwr, 3rd October
    Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire, 3rd October
    Clwyd South, 3rd October
    Clwyd West, 3rd October
    Cynon Valley, 3rd October
    Delyn, 3rd October
    Dwyfor Meirionnydd, 3rd October
    Gower, 3rd October
    Islwyn, 3rd October
    Llanelli, 3rd October
    Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney, 3rd October
    Monmouth, 3rd October
    Montgomeryshire, 3rd October
    Neath, 3rd October
    Newport East, 3rd October
    Newport West, 3rd October
    Ogmore, 3rd October
    Pontypridd, 3rd October
    Preseli Pembrokeshire, 3rd October
    Rhondda, 3rd October
    Swansea East, 3rd October
    Swansea West, 3rd October
    Torfaen, 3rd October
    Vale of Clwyd, 3rd October
    Vale of Glamorgan, 3rd October

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.

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  • Hi all decision makers in the party. Please can we select some normal people to represent us. There are far too many young wealthy white men who have been to public school. I’d like to vote for a middle aged Mum or a guy who didn’t make it to Uni. We need real people who live the somewhat stressed and messy lives that the rest of us live and can relate to real life.

  • Jane Lo, well said. You are absolutely right. Public schools are attended by only around 7% of the population but a far higher percentage of Liberal Democrat MPs attended public schools.
    The other 93% of the population offers a pool of talent, experience, knowledge and idealism that the party badly needs in its current state of almost terminal decline.

  • Max Wilkinson 14th Sep '14 - 2:37pm

    What counts as wealthy?

  • Max Wilkinson. One definition of wealthy would be —“having enough money to send your children to Public School”

    In today’s ‘food bank Britain’ some people might define wealthy as having enough money to eat properly when your benefits have been ‘sanctioned’.

  • John Penson 14th Sep '14 - 5:21pm

    Sadly seems pretty academic if the latest public opinion polls are to be believed

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