Lambeth is next due for borough-wide council elections in May 2022. Lambeth Liberal Democrats will be selecting candidates this year. The application process is now open for eligible members.
We have uploaded our standard Candidate Application Pack for candidates. This document contains the forms listed below and both a councillor job and a councillor specification.
If you are interested, please email Ben Austin, the Vice Chair Candidates & Election for the 2021 Borough Party Executive.
We will be running an introductory meeting for those who are interested, hosted by one of our former councillors, who will give participants an overview of what it is like to run for, win and then be a councillor in Lambeth. This will be held via Zoom (due to Pandemic) Tuesday 9 March at 7.30PM.
If you do wish to be considered then the process is outlined below:
Please complete the Application Form, Disclosure Form and Candidate Agreement as well as reading the supporting information supplied in the Candidate Application Pack. Please return to the Vice Chair Candidates & Election by no later than 11.59PM, 23 March 2021. Submissions may be made after this date but please check with the Vice Chair. We reserve the right to re-open applications at a later date for any reason, if for example the results of the Boundary Commission make it necessary.
2. Candidate Approval
Once we have we received your forms, you will then be invited to attend an approval meeting, comprised of a panel of three people. The interviews will start from 5 April. We expect these will be done remotely, via Zoom.
The Panel will then update the Executive and supply a list of approved candidates. You will be contacted at this point. If you are unsuccessful, you will be entitled to appeal.
3. Candidate Selection
The approved candidates will then be entitled to put themselves forward for selection for one of our target wards, or any by-election that may occur beforehand. We anticipate the selection meeting to take place in mid to late July.
If you have any questions, please contact Ben Austin.
Please note, in order to run for election in the 2022 elections, you will also need to meet minimum requirements set out by law, to demonstrate a real connection to the Borough. To be able to stand as a candidate at a local government election in England and Wales you must:
• be at least 18 years old,• be a British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any member state of the European Union, and
• meet at least one of the following four qualifications:
a. You are, and will continue to be, registered as a local government elector for the local authority area in which you wish to stand from the day of your
b. You have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the local authority area during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your
nomination and the day of election.
c. Your main or only place of work during the 12 months prior to the day of your nomination and the day of election has been in the local authority
d. You have lived in the local authority area during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election.
These rules may change by 2022, so please check the Electoral Commission for current information.