We are recruiting candidates for the 2022 local elections across Newham, Barking & Dagenham
Why become a candidate?
Being a candidate is the first step in seeking election to local councils where we can have a direct impact on people's lives, working for residents by improving services and governing according to Liberal Democrat values. Even if you aren't elected though there are loads of great reasons to becoming a candidate:
- Personal development
- Gaining valuable experience
- Meeting and working with like-minded people
- Helping your local party
- Furthering the goals of the Liberal Democrats
Could you be a candidate?
The Liberal Democrats encourage our members to stand for election to our local councils and everybody is welcome no matter who you are or what your background is. If you want to be considered then fill in the form at the bottom of the page. To become a candidate you will need to be:
- Eligible to stand for election in your local authority
- A full, paid-up member of the Liberal Democrats
- Approved and selected by Newham, Barking & Dagenham Liberal Democrats
Target or Non-Target Ward?
Councils are divided up into small areas called wards with 2 or 3 councillors representing them - these are called wards. To maximise our chances of electoral success, the local party will allocate the majority of time and resources to a limited number of these wards. Becoming a target ward candidate increases your chances of being elected but also increases the commitment you will have to make to the campaign in return. Let us know which role you prefer with the tick boxes on the form below. At this stage you can select either option or both.
How to become a Candidate?
By filling in the form below you take the first step to becoming a candidate and maybe even an elected councillor. A member of the local party leadership will contact you to discuss the process and answer any questions you may have. You will then be provided with an application form and if you are eligible, invited to attend (virtually or in person) an approval panel where your political values as well as your skills and competencies will be assessed to ensure you are a suitable person to represent the party and stand for election. If there are more candidates than available candidacies in a ward then a further selection process for that ward may be required. Let us know you are interested now by filling in the form below.
We take our commitment to diversity seriously and we especially encourage volunteers who are:
- People from BAME communities
- Disabled people
- People from the LGBT+ community