Becoming a Green Party candidate in the 2017 General Election

Many local Green Parties across South East England are selecting candidates for the snap General Election on 8 June 2017.

Interested in standing? Then approach one of the local parties listed below. You don't have to stand where you live. British subjects and Irish citizens can stand in any parliamentary constituency anywhere in the UK.

Green Party General Election selection meetings in SE England

Below is an incomplete list. If your local party is arranging a selection meeting, please leave a comment with details of the selection meeting and whom to contact to apply for nomination.

Date Time Constituencies Place Returning officer
26 Apr. 1930 Aylesbury, Buckingham Friends Meeting House, 9 Rickfords Hill, HP20 2RT Jo Wheeler
26 Apr.   Havant Church House, The Pallants, Havant Dan Grove
27 Apr.   Eastbourne Old Town Community Centre, Eastbourne Ivor Hueting 01323 511150
27 Apr. 1900 Bexhill and Battle Wickham Bistro, 11-13 Wickham Avenue, Bexhill-On-Sea, East Sussex TN39 3EP Andrew Wedmore
28 Apr. 1930 Milton Keynes North, Milton Keynes South Quaker Centre, 1 Oakley Gardens, Downhead Park, Milton Keynes MK15 9BH Peter Skelton
30 Apr. 1930 Henley, Oxford East, Oxford West and Abingdon, Wantage West Oxford Community Centre, Botley Road, Oxford OX2 0BT David Newman 01865 429750
1 May 1930 Witney The Fox, Market Place, Chipping Norton OX7 5DD David Newman
2 May 1930 3 Southampton constituencies Rm 1081 Nuffield Theater University of Southampton SO17 1TR Angela Cotton
2 May 2000 East Worthing and Shoreham Shoreham Centre, 2 Pond Rd, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5WU James Doyle
3 May 1930 Banbury Friends Meeting House, Horse Fair, Banbury David Newman
5 May 1900 Hastings White Rock Hotel, 1-10 White Rock, Hastings TN34 1JU Judy Scott
5 May 1930 Worthing West Beechwood Hall Hotel, Wykeham Rd, Worthing BN11 4JD James Doyle

Applicants to stand as Green Party General Election candidates need to download and complete a nomination form and a nomination statement form. Please read the conditions for standing in a General Election, in the GE2020 candidate job description and declare whether you are eligible to stand. Full details of the procedure on the members website.

Outside our full-on campaigns in Brighton Pavilion, the Isle of Wight and Oxford East, the selected candidate does not have to do much. Typically, the candidate, assisted by a local team, will:

  1. arrange for someone to be agent/campaign manager
  2. sort out the content of their Freepost leaflet
  3. attend as many public meetings as reasonably possible
  4. produce posters and arrange for delivery to members
  5. respond to media inquiries and possibly undertake some limited proactive media work
  6. respond to queries from members of the public

How much of that is necessary depends on the local conditions, so ask the returning officer. Every candidate will be asked to attend hustings.


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  • commented 2017-04-28 09:40:08 +0100
    Eastbourne had a choice of three good candidates and have now made their decision
  • commented 2017-04-27 00:22:16 +0100
    Southampton@District selection meeting 7.30pm on May 2nd Rm 1081 Nuffield Theater University of Southampton SO17 1TR. We are selecting 3 candidates.
    Returning Officer is Angela Cotton greenangel@phonecoop.coop
  • commented 2017-04-26 17:42:42 +0100
    Bexhill and Battle meeting at 7:00 pm on Thursday 27 April at Wickham Bistro, 11-13 Wickham Avenue, Bexhill-On-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3EP. One candidate so far. Returning officer is Andrew Wedmore andrew@wedmore.com
  • commented 2017-04-26 14:31:23 +0100
    Hastings selection meeting is May 5 7.00 pm at White Rock Hotel, 1-10 White Rock, Hastings TN34 1JU. We have one, possible two candidates but more potential candidates should email our ERO Judy Scott JMGSCOTT@outlook.com.
  • commented 2017-04-26 10:55:35 +0100
    Havant’s selection meeting is tonight, Wednesday 26 April at the Church House, The Pallants, Havant. Members and supporters all welcome. The returning officer is Dan Grove d.m.grove@btinternet.com.
  • commented 2017-04-26 09:23:03 +0100
    Eastbourne: Old Town Community Centre. Thursday 27th April. 3 current potential candidates, but still open to everyone. Contact agent for details: ivor@impax.org. uk or 01323 511150.
  • commented 2017-04-26 09:08:11 +0100
    Worthing West: Friday 5th May, Beechwood Hall Hotel, Wykeham Rd, Worthing BN11 4JD, 7.30 pm
    East Worthing & Shoreham: Tuesday 2nd May, Shoreham Centre, 2 Pond Rd, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5WU, 8pm
  • commented 2017-04-26 00:00:36 +0100
    In Milton Keynes we will have selection for candidates for MK North and MK South on Friday 28th April 7.30. Quaker Centre, 1 Oakley Gardens, Downhead Park, Milton Keynes MK15 9BH. Returning Officer for both constituencies: Peter Skelton. Deadline for nominations is noon 26.04.17
  • commented 2017-04-25 22:05:45 +0100
    Aylesbury Vale Green Party hosting selection meeting for Buckingham and Aylesbury constituencies on Wednesday 26th April 7.30pm at the Friends Meeting House, 9 Rickfords Hill, HP20 2RT. Deadline for applications 12 noon 26/04/17. Please send to wheelerjo765@yahoo.co.uk
  • published this page in News 2017-04-25 15:11:01 +0100

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