In the next month 32 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:

    Stockton North, 3rd September
    Stockton South, 3rd September
    Blackpool North & Cleveleys, 5th September
    Blackpool South, 5th September
    Bristol North West, 5th September
    Harwich & North Essex, 6th September
    Devizes, 8th September
    South West Surrey, 9th September
    Bury St Edmonds, 10th September
    Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, 10th September
    West Suffolk, 10th September
    Gloucester, 12th September
    Lewisham West & Penge, 12th September
    Warwick and Leamington, 12th September
    Banff & Buchan, 12th September
    Moray, 12th September
    Na h-Eileanan an Iar, 12th September
    Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East, 12th September
    Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill, 12th September
    Falkirk, 12th September
    Airdrie and Shotts, 12th September
    Motherwell and Wishaw, 12th September
    Lanark and Hamilton East, 12th September
    Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, 12th September
    Linlithgow and East Falkirk, 12th September
    Livingston, 12th September
    Brentwood & Ongar, 17th September
    South Dorset, 20th September
    East Renfrewshire, 22nd September
    Leeds East, 26th September
    Warrington North, 30th September
    Warrington South, 30th September

In addition, applications for Scottish Parliament Regional List Selections are also invited:

    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

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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  • Ian MacFadyen 30th Aug '14 - 6:57pm

    We look forward to your applications for LEEDS EAST.

  • Richard Dean 30th Aug '14 - 8:10pm

    If there’s a constituency that no-one wants, they can always email me an offer. I guess I’d have to re-join the party. The catch is that I don’t like being whipped, and some of my views don’t seem to mesh very well with some others’ views. 🙂

  • Charles Rothwell 31st Aug '14 - 3:09pm

    The poll from Clacton* which went out on the lunchtime BBC News put the LDs at 2% (TWO per cent!) (*Admittedly a small sample of the electorate: If the LDs appeared on track to lose their deposit, I really cannot see any point at all in standing in such seats and the Party would be much better off deciding which three of the other parties most clearly stood for ideas/feelings/policies they reject (probably, in terms of ranking, this would be UKIP, the Kippers and the Semi-skilled Angry Old Blokes Parties) and should, instead of wasting time, energy and money on putting up its own candidates, be advising any (few) potential voters it might attract as to whom they should vote for instead. Anything else is just going to make the Party into a laughing stock.

  • If one is interested in a specific seat which hasn’t yet selected (and isn’t on the above list) – is there any way of finding out when it is expected to be?

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