by Stephen Tall on March 29, 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 Bristol North West, on paper the 26th most winnable seat for the Lib Dems, needing a swing of 3% from the Tories.
The following seats have selections in progress and are currently advertising for candidates:
Skipton & Ripon, 31st March
East Lothian, 4th April
Leeds East, 4th April
Penrith and the Border, 11th April
Croydon East, 17th April
Croydon North, 17th April
Croydon South, 17th April
Bristol North West, 18th April
North West Hampshire, 25th April
In addition, two Scottish parliament seats are also selecting their candidates: East Lothian (4th April) and Aberdeenshire West (11th April).
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.