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- 2. You are here: How to become a Candidate
2. How to become a Candidate
Many people choose to stand in local Parliamentary elections as a representative of a political party, but individuals can stand in their own right as an ‘independent’. Candidates who stand on behalf of a political party will have gone through a formal selection process.
Candidates must be both nominated and seconded, and supported by eight other electors from the constituency.
For further information see the Electoral Commission website.
- Absent voters list request form
- Counting agent appointment form
- Polling agent appointment form
- Postal voting agent appointment form
- Register request form
- UKPGE - Election timetable 2017
- Nomination pack (including election agent notification form)
- Withdrawal form
Electoral Commision Guidance Documents
- Guidance for candidates and agents: Overview
- Part 1: Can you stand for election?
- Part 2a: Standing as an independent candidate
- Part 2b: Standing as a party candidate
- Part 3: Spending and donations
- Part 4: The campaign
- Part 5: Your right to attend key electoral events
- Part 6: After the declaration of results