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Want to Stand as a Candidate in May?

The Democrats and Veterans want to make a real difference to people’s lives in Britain. We want to transfer decision-making powers away from the un-listening political class, to the people. In line with these aims, we want to contest as many ward seats as possible in the local elections on 3rd May 2018, and we want you to stand as a candidate for us!

If you stand for us and get elected, your remit will be to seek the will of the electorate within your council area, by using the methods explained in Flatpack Democracy, and in fighting against corruption and cronyism within your own council to ensure that the will of the local people is directly reflected in the decisions that are made at local level.

Procedure for Standing as Candidate

  1. Make sure there are elections in your ward. See the map below. Red areas are up for election.
  2. Make sure you’re legally eligible to stand by reading Section 2 of this guide.
  3. Sign-up to DV Connect – if you haven’t already done so.
  4. Download, print and complete this: https://dvparty.uk/apply.doc and make contact with your local Electoral Commission office. Tell them you want to stand and that you want a digital copy of the local electoral register. (Let us know if you want any guidance completing these forms).
  5. Write to candidates@dvparty.uk requesting a signed authorisation form to use our emblem and name. This enquiry will probably be directed through your local nominating officer, if there is one.
  6. Obtain 10 signatures from people on the electoral register you were given by your local Electoral Commission office. There’s no law against getting these from people at the pub. Just take a print-out of the register with you and make sure they’re definitely on it.
  7. Take the completed forms and signatures (try to get 2-5 extras, if you can) to the localElectoral Commission office and submit them by no later than 4pm on Friday 6th April 2018

We won’t be wasting any time. Everything needs to happen fast. We need decisive people to lead locally. We have a great deal to do to rescue Britain. And it all starts with these local elections.

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