In the next month 17 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 Watford, on paper the 6th most winnable Tory seat for the Lib Dems, needing a swing of just 1.29%; and also Ludlow, a Lib Dem seat from 2001-05, held by Matthew Green.

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

    Hove, 5th August
    Dundee East, 8th August
    Dundee West, 8th August
    Copeland, 11th August
    Bassetlaw, 15th August
    Birmingham Edgbaston, 15th August
    Batley and Spen, 15th August
    Broadland, 15th August
    Watford, 19th August
    Skipton and Ripon, 20th August
    Ludlow, 22nd August
    Meon Valley, 22nd August
    Garston and Halewood, 29th August
    Liverpool Riverside, 29th August
    Liverpool Walton, 29th August
    Liverpool Wavertree, 29th August
    Liverpool West Derby, 29th August

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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6 Comments

  • See very latest electoral calculus gives Lib Dems 21 MPs only next May. Not far off my 10 -12!

  • Malcolm Todd 2nd Aug '14 - 6:51pm

    I think it’s sweet that LDV still refers to “most winnable” seats. Bless them.

  • paul barker 2nd Aug '14 - 10:43pm

    Could someone remind me how many seats have already selected candidates ? I have lost track of the numbers but considering we only have 8 Months left to get names on Ballots there does seem to be a lack of urgency.

  • Christine Headley 3rd Aug '14 - 12:49am

    I found the Candidate Selection link under Members, not Our Party. Just testing, but wouldn’t like others to be misled.

  • Opinion poll this morning Lib Dems 7%, how must longer must the denial from those at the top go on? We are on the way to facing armageddon.

  • Paul Barker Your comment here about “lack of urgency” shows considerable disconnect with your other comments of an optimistic nature about how well we could do next year. From observation, at close level in certain cases, there is a real link between numbers of candidates ready to stand and their perceived feelings about the likely nature of their experience. Many (most?) of us approved candidates are not shrinking violets, but for many the likelihood of banging your head against a brick wall in the current climate doesn’t appeal. You really should “wake up and smell the coffee”.

    It is not lack of urgency, many seats have unsuccessfully tried to elect PPCs, but lack of willing volunteers that has caused this situation.

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