Become A Candidate

Following the success of South Cambridgeshire Liberal Democrats in May this year, we are planning to replicate this success across East Cambridgeshire in 2019.

Could you be one of our candidates, or do you know somebody who would make a good candidate?

All candidates, including sitting councillors, must be approved before they can be selected. Approval is not difficult; it is simply us making sure that all our candidates are fit and proper people to represent their local community and the Lib Dems. If you are new to standing for office, you will get training and support from more experienced candidates and councillors.

Application Forms 

The application form is designed to help us get to know you. We are fully supportive of all diversity issues and these will not affect your application in any way, but it is useful for us to be aware of any additional needs you may have or any LGBT status.

If you need any adjustment in order that you can attend an approval interview, please let us know with your application.

You must be at least 18 years of age, eligible and registered to vote in local elections and resident or working in the area to stand for election. More details are on page 8 of the 'Be A Councillor' guide.

Candidate Approval Form - for handwritten applications

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to use these form

Please feel free to continue answers on a separate sheet if necessary

Completed forms should be emailed to .

Additional Information

If you would like more information then please contact:

Christine Whelan (Membership Officer and District Councillor for Ely South)
Tel 07897 907357


Additional Information

Be A Councillor - Guide from the Local Government Association

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