In the next month 21 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 five of the seats on the party’s top 50 target list: Edinburgh South, York Outer (following Nick Emmerson’s withdrawal), Devon West and Torridge, Bristol North West, and Chelmsford.

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

    Chorley, 11th February
    Bexhill and Battle, 14th February
    Edinburgh South, 14th February
    South Norfolk, 14th February
    Broadland, 17th February
    Selby & Ainsty, 17th February
    York Outer, 17th February
    Epsom and Ewell, 21st February
    Torridge & West Devon, 21st February
    Eltham, 22nd February
    Erith and Thamesmead, 22nd February
    Greenwich and Woolwich, 22nd February
    Arundel & South Downs, 24th February
    Daventry, 24th February
    Mid Sussex, 24th February
    East Devon, 7th March
    Bristol East, 14th March
    Bristol North West, 14th March
    Bristol South, 14th March
    Exeter, 14th March
    Chelmsford, 21st March

Further information, including Returning Officer contact details, can be found on the Lib Dem members’ website: http://ldmembers.libdems.org.uk/ 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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10 Comments

  • David wilkinson 10th Feb '14 - 8:05am

    More of Cleggie’s lambs for the 2015 slaughter

  • David wilkinson 10th Feb ’14 – 8:05am More of Cleggie’s lambs for the 2015 slaughter

    Clegg …. …. the Little Bo Peep of politics?

  • Nick Collins 10th Feb '14 - 11:01am

    May we please now hve list ofconstituencies which have begun selection contests only to abandon them for lack of applicants? I believe that I live in one of them.

  • paul barker 10th Feb '14 - 1:06pm

    If theres a shortage of candidates then part of the reason might be the constant chorus of Doom from a noisy minority.

  • Nick Collins 10th Feb '14 - 1:16pm

    I’m not part of any “noisy minority”, Paul; I am a member of the majority who belong to no political party.

  • Nick Collins 10th Feb '14 - 1:49pm

    But, Paul, if would-be candidates are deterred by a “noisy minority”, they can’t have much backbone.

  • paul barker 10th Feb ’14 – 1:06pm
    If theres a shortage of candidates then part of the reason might be the constant chorus of Doom from a noisy minority.

    Some people call it “doom”, others an objective assessment of where the party is after 6 years of Clegg. Even his big splash statement on the Observer front page has been described as vague and not really party policy, not really anything. So the leader of the party devotes a week to visiting Brazil, Colombia and Mexico and gets a less than distinct policy proposal covered in a newspaper which in the old days might have been considered sympathetic to us. It is a policy area which will not win many votes, even if any of us can work out what his proposal actually is.

    We are 15 months from a General Election four years since the last election when our number of MPs went down. We are expected to do badly on Thursday, badly in May in local elections and MEP elections. We have whole stretches of the country where the party is so moribund it cannot attract a single application to be ppc. If you do not call that “doom”, what do you call it? Perhaps devotees of the Orange Book call it a wonderful success? Maybe they coud tell us?

    BTW – I do not cal it “doom” but it is most certainly a continuing slide in that direction. Clegg like some downhill ski novice who has forgotten his skis is just tumbling clueless downwards.

  • Out of curiosity, is there a complete (public) list anywhere of seats which have already selected?

  • With the loyalists’ favourite pollster ICM now showing the LIb Dems on 10%, one would have thought that even the diehards would acknowledge there is a real problem here.

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