Guide: How to stand for Election - Information for Candidates

Part 3

Political Parties

If you are thinking of standing as a candidate for a particular political party then you should first get in touch with that party’s local organisation.

These are listed in the business & services section of the BT Phone Book under Conservative Associations, Labour Party, Liberal Democrats, Liberal Party, Green Party and so on.

Many parties also have a national website, through which you can get information about how they operate in your area. The parties currently represented on the County Council are:

Links to many other political parties are available on the Parliament webpages.

There is also useful information for candidates, agents and political parties on the Electoral Commission website.