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  2. 2. You are here: How to become a Candidate

2. How to become a Candidate

Many people choose to stand in 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.

Nomination Documents

Electoral Commision Guidance Documents


Candidate Expense Returns