In the next month 29 seats will short-list their wannabe Lib Dem MPs

by Stephen Tall on February 22, 2014

Lib Dems winning hereHere’s the full list of selection contests in the coming month available for Lib Dems on the approved parliamentary candidates’ list, together with the closing date for applications. They include five of the seats on the party’s top 50 target list: Newport East, Totnes, Bristol North West, Bristol South, and Chelmsford.

The following seats have selections in progress and are currently advertising for candidates:

      Arundel & South Downs, 24th February
      Daventry, 24th February
      Mid Sussex, 24th February
      Mid Derbyshire, 28th February
      Newport East, 28th February
      Newport West, 28th February
      Totnes, 28th February
      East Devon, 7th March
      Oldham West & Royton, 7th March
      Tunbridge Wells, 7th March
      Bristol East, 14th March
      Bristol North West, 14th March
      Bristol South, 14th March
      Exeter, 14th March
      Workington, 14th March
      Southend West, 15th March
      East Kilbride, Strathaven & Lesmahagow, 17th March
      Glasgow Central, 17th March
      Glasgow East, 17th March
      Glasgow North, 17th March
      Glasgow North East, 17th March
      Glasgow North West, 17th March
      Glasgow South, 17th March
      Glasgow South West, 17th March
      Rutherglen and Hamilton West, 17th March
      South Suffolk, 17th March
      Chelmsford, 21st March
      North Thanet, 21st March
      Skipton & Ripon, 31st March

    In addition, Aberdeenshire West is selecting a candidate for the Scottish Parliament (7th March).

    Further information, including Returning Officer contact details, can be found on the Lib Dem members’ website: http://www.libdems.org.uk/forms/user_sessions/new and then once you have logged in by following the links: Our Party > Selection Adverts – Latest News. Note you will need to register online and login in order to access the advert webpage.

    * Stephen Tall is Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and editor of the 2013 publication, The Coalition and Beyond: Liberal Reforms for the Decade Ahead. He is also a Research Associate for the liberal think-tank CentreForum and writes at his own site, The Collected Stephen Tall.