In the next month 22 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 Taunton Deane, Jeremy Browne’s seat since 2005, and which he held at the last election with a majority of 3,993 (6.9%) over the Conservatves.

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

    Aberconwy, 31st October
    Rutland and Melton, 31st October
    Cleethorpes, 6th November
    Great Grimsby, 6th November
    Birkenhead, 7th November
    Blaydon, 7th November
    Clwyd south, 7th November
    Fylde, 7th November
    Gateshead, 7th November
    Makerfield, 7th November
    Taunton Deane, 7th November
    Wigan, 7th November
    Wrexham, 7th November
    Gainsborough, 8th November
    Surrey Heath, 9th November
    Lancaster and Fleetwood, 10th November
    Morecombe and Lunesdale, 10th November
    Witney, 10th November
    Reigate, 11th November
    Newark, 15th November
    Meriden, 21st November
    York Central, 21st November

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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  • Foregone Conclusion 25th Oct '14 - 6:39pm

    One of these things is not like the others, one of these things is not quite the same..

  • Jenny Barnes 26th Oct '14 - 7:39am

    South-east Surrey has just selected Patrick Haveron. I don’t know why we don’t get included in these lists.

  • Jenny Barnes 26th Oct '14 - 7:39am

    south-west. I mean

  • Liberal Neil 26th Oct '14 - 3:15pm

    If your seat has just selected, you wouldn’t expect to appear on a list of seats yet to select, surely?

  • Jenny Barnes 26th Oct '14 - 4:50pm

    Not as such, but we haven’t been on lists of seats that are yet to select either. Anyway, we have a PPC, Hooray.

  • Nick Collins 27th Oct '14 - 11:54am

    Actually, Jenny, you were on at least two such lists. Hence, although no longer a member, I knew the closing date for applications, from a list like the one above: and, from a subsequent list, the date of the hustings.

    I think I’m right in saying that SWS actually appeared on a list such as the one above more than once. Did they not have to abort an earlier selection process due to lack of applicants?

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