Selection news: more seats advertised

The following seats have recently announced they are seeking Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (people to run as the Lib Dem candidate for MP at the next General Election).

We list the constituency name, application closing date, and the contact details of the Returning Officer, whom you should contact for an application form. The details are lifted manually from Liberal Democrat News, the party’s newspaper.

  • Calder Valley & Halifax, 30 March 07, Ian Cuthbertson
  • Huntingdon, 23 March 07, Jo Dawson
  • Kenilworth & Southam, 2 April 07, Dr Napier Penlington (telephone only – email me for number)
  • Waveney, 23 March 06, Barbara Rix
  • Wyre Forest, 23 March 06, Bryan Lewis

In addition, applications are invited for eleven Liberal Democrat candidates on the London Assembly top-up list (with only three of the five current candidates seeking re-election), and fourteen candidates for London Assembly constituencies. E-mail the London Lib Dems for application details, deadline is noon on 23 March 07.

Approved candidates for the European elections of 2009 are sought.  Approval process details can be obtained from the English Candidates Office. All candidates will need to be approved by 2nd July.

A candidate is sought to stand for the position of Mayor of London.  E-mail the London Lib Dems for application details, deadline is noon on 23 March 07.

Full details of PPC advertisments can be found each week in the party’s newspaper, Liberal Democrat News. Subscription information is available on the party’s web site.

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  • Out of interest who is it who is not be standing next time for the London Assembly – I’m guessing Graham and Sally?

  • Yes, Graham and Sally – the dual mandate rule kicks in. Same reason Sarah Ludford will have to stand down from the European Parliament

  • Liberal Neil 5th Mar '07 - 11:08pm

    I don’t think it is the ‘dual mandate’ rule has anything to do with Graham and Sally deciding to stand down. I think I’m right in saying that that only applies to European Elections.

  • “Wyre Forest, 23 March 06, Bryan Lewis ”

    So the Libdems will stand next time in Wyre Forest

  • Dr. Taylor, of Wyre Forest, has announced he is not standing again.


  • Graham and Sally are standing down, but it’s nothing to do with the dual mandate and all to do with their wish to do other things in their lives – including in Graham’s case remaining on Sutton council.

  • Colin Ross. Thanks. I’ve missed his official announcement. Not a surprise though considering his age.

  • Jonathan Davies 6th Mar '07 - 11:07pm

    Candidates for the European Elections in England – 2009
    If you are interested in standing for selection for any of the 9 English
    Regional Lists for the next European Parliamentary elections, the
    vacancies will be advertised in Liberal Democrat News on 8th June 2007
    with a closing date of 2nd July 2007. To be considered for selection,
    applicants will need to be on the list of approved European candidates
    by 2nd July.

    Anyone approved for Westminster may apply for a policy conversion
    Anyone who is not yet approved will have to undergo an assessment day.
    All requests for conversion interviews, or submissions of completed
    applications for approval, should be made as soon as possible.

    Applications for approval & conversion interviews should be addressed to
    Tamsin Hewett, English Parliamentary Candidates’ Office, 4 Cowley
    Street, London, SW1P 3NB, email: [email protected], phone: 020
    7227 1204.

    (This notice appeared in Lib Dem News last weekend)

    Jonathan Davies
    Senior Returning Officer

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