Are you interested in standing for election?

County Council elections will take place in May 2017 and we are selecting candidates for all the divisions in our area.

And we don’t know whether the Prime Minister will call an early General Election but we need to have candidates selected just in case she does.

Would you like to stand as a candidate in either election (or both)?

About standing in the County election

We will be campaigning hard to win in the two divisions where we have the best chance of winning: Redhill East (which we currently hold) and Redhill West and Meadvale (where we came second last time).

In the other divisions we are standing ‘paper candidates’ only. If you are selected to stand in one of these divisions, you are not expected to campaign – we need to devote all our energy in the areas we are targeting to win or develop.

Note that to stand in a local election, you must live, work or own land somewhere in Surrey.

We will be selecting target candidates at our meeting on 6 September, from 7.30-8pm. If you want to stand in one of our target seats, you’ll either need to attend the meeting to take part in a hustings, or send us a statement in advance of the meeting so that members attending can consider you.

Other candidates will be selected at members’ meetings between now and next spring.

About standing in the Parliamentary election

Standing in the general election is an important opportunity to raise our profile and make sure a Green voice is heard in the election debates. It is a serious commitment – you will need to be willing to help raise funds to cover the cost of your deposit and expenses, to attending hustings events, respond to contact from voters, and generally do your best to represent the party.

We will be selecting parliamentary candidates at our meeting on 6 September. If you want to stand, you’ll either need to attend the meeting to take part in a hustings, or send us a statement in advance of the meeting so that members attending can consider you.

Please sign up!

If you would like to stand as a candidate please complete this form. We will then contact you to discuss the next steps. If you want to stand in a target seat will need to fill in a short form.

Any questions

If you have any questions and would like to talk to someone about possibly standing as candidate please email info@rbgp.org.uk.