Saturday, November 14, 2009

URGENT: If you're not an approved Parliamentary candidate and want to run for Parliament next year

English Candidates Committee has just decided that the deadline for applications for approval as a potential Parliamentary candidate for the next General Election will be 1 December.

Given that there are nearly one hundred applicants for approval (virtually all of them recent) awaiting an assessment day, and that there are already more than twice as many approved candidates without seats (excluding those on the inactive list) as there are vacancies, applications received after that date will not be offered an assessment day until after the General Election.


Martin said...

Can we call this the 'Cambridge Gambit', Mark?

Mark Valladares said...


You might say that, but I couldn't possibly comment... :)