by Stephen Tall on March 15, 2014
Here’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 Bath, where Don Foster is standing down after 23 years, a seat which the party will be keen to defend. So far, of the six held Lib Dem seats where MPs are retiring, five have chosen women and one a man from an ethnic community (details here). What will happen in Bath?
The following seats have selections in progress and are currently advertising for candidates:
Aldershot, 14th March
Southend West, 15th March
South Suffolk, 17th March
Bradford South, 21st March
Bradford West, 21st March
Chelmsford, 21st March
North Thanet, 21st March
Thirsk & Malton, 21st March
Bath, 28th March
Tiverton & Honiton, 28th March
Skipton & Ripon, 31st March
Leeds East, 4th April
Penrith and the Border, 11th April
For current Scottish and Welsh seats advertising for candidates see this post.
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.