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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.

You can find specific guidance online for the UK Parliamentary general election in Great Britain on Thursday 12 December.

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