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Standing as a candidate for an election

If you want to stand as a candidate in an election, you will find all the information you need on the site provided by the Electoral Commission.

The guidance for elections covers:

  • standing for election
  • campaigning
  • accepting donations
  • spending money
  • your rights as a candidate, including access to election proceedings
  • reporting after the election

If you are aged 18 and a British citizen, you can stand for local election subject to further criteria which is listed here.

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