Stand in 2018

Stand as a local candidate with the Lib Dems in 2018

Next year, we want to run a team of local champions that can show residents how Greenwich Borough could be different after nearly 50 years of Labour control. A team that represents the whole borough, works hard, listens and delivers results. Could you be part of that team?

Who can be a Lib Dem local candidate?

If you want to stand for the Liberal Democrats in the 2018 local elections you must:

  • Be a member of the Liberal Democrats at the time you apply for approval – if you're not currently a party member, you can join now and apply in time for the application deadlines below
  • Be a British citizen, a citizen of a Commonwealth country or an EU citizen
  • Be registered to vote in the area or have lived, worked or owned property there for at least 12 months before the election date

You cannot stand for us if:

  • You work for Greenwich Council or in a job for another organisation fully funded by the Council, or for another local authority in a political restricted post
  • Are the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or interim order
  • Have been sentenced to prison for three months or more (including suspended sentences) during the 5 years before election day
  • Have been convicted of a corrupt or illegal practice by an election court

What kind of candidates do we want?

We are looking for people:

  • of all backgrounds, ages, beliefs and experience who reflect our fantastic borough
  • who are motivated to fight and deliver change for their local area
  • with community links and experience that they can draw on
  • with an open and tolerant outlook who believe in communities working together, not turning inward
  • who are team players that will support other candidates and aren't only in it for themselves

What's involved in being approved and selected?

The first stage in the process is to complete an application [GBLD_council_candidate_application_form_2018.doc] and then to attend a short interview with a panel of local party members.

Once approved as a candidate you can then put yourself forward for selection for individual wards.

For full information about the candidate approval process please refer to these guidelines [Council_candidate_approval_-_GBLD_guidelines.pdf].

You can also read about what is expected of a Lib Dem Councillor [Councillors_job_description.pdf] and the rules that you would have to sign up to [GBLD_Council_Group_Standing_Orders.pdf].


Anyone who wishes to be considered as a candidate in wards that will be running a full election campaign must submit their application form no later than Tuesday 13 June.

Ward selections will begin in Autumn 2017.

If you require any guidance with your application please contact Paul Gentry [[email protected]].

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