Become a Candidate

Is this the year you decide to make a difference? Being a candidate is an empowering and an effective way to bring change to your local area and the UK. If you are passionate about your community, we need people like you. We welcome applications from people from all walks of life: there is no such thing as a typical Lib Dem MP or councillor. We want you to bring your unique background and talents to the Party! Our approvals process is designed to be inclusive, transparent and clear. It assesses competencies and skills rather than qualifications and who you know. Maybe you've been doing voluntary work, bringing up a family, or doing a job not directly related to politics. Your transferable skills will be recognised. Represent your community and be the change you want to see. Express your interest in becoming a local election candidate.

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