In the next month 6 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 Bristol North West, on paper the 26th most winnable seat for the Lib Dems, needing a swing of 3% from the Tories.

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

    Croydon East, 17th April
    Croydon North, 17th April
    Croydon South, 17th April
    Bristol North West, 18th April
    North West Hampshire, 25th April
    Bexhill and Battle, 2nd May

Further information, including Returning Officer contact details, can be found on the Lib Dem members’ website: http://www.libdems.org.uk/forms/user_sessions/new 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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2 Comments

  • Croydon East? Surely it’s Croydon Central.

  • Bill Chapman 13th Apr '14 - 5:28pm

    I’m a bit worried about the lack of an overall strategy revealed here. The plan seems to throw candidates and money at hundreds of seats. In view of the LibDems’ decline in the past four years, might another strategy be best. Would it be better to circle the waggons, fighting, say, a dozen seats in 2015, in the hope of winning half a dozen? You’ll know that the Liberal Democrats are now Britain’s fourth party, on 7% according to some recent polls.

    Talk of ” the 26th most winnable seat for the Lib Dems” smacks to me of fantasy. It suggests that the previous vote can be made and added to, wjhen it is clear that a lot of the protest vote has gone to UKIP.

    Last Thursday’s by-election results revealed two seats where there was not a LibDem candidate this year. Was this part of a plan, or just because of a lack of local activists?

    Tell me I’m wrong!

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