Mayor of London and London Assembly elections 2021

How to stand as a South West Constituency Assembly Member candidate

The following information is on how to stand as a South West Constituency Assembly Member candidate.  If you want to stand as a Mayor of London or London-wide Assembly Member candidate, please click here to view the guidance published on the London Elects website.

Candidate qualifications

To be able to stand as a South West Constituency Assembly Member candidate, you must be:

  • at least 18 years old on the day of her or his nomination
  • a citizen of the UK, Republic of Ireland, European Union or Commonwealth
  • registered to vote in London, or have lived, worked, rented or owned property in London for the past 12 months

Candidate nominations

If you intend to stand as a South West Constituency Assembly Member candidate, you are required to submit the following to the Constituency Returning Officer (CRO):

  • a completed nomination and nomination consent form which must be obtained from the CRO.  Please click here to download a nomination pack or email elections@hounslow.gov.uk to request for a pack to be sent to you.
  • a deposit of £1,000 which is returned if the candidate gets more than five per cent of votes cast in that constituency
  • if standing as the candidate for a political party, a certificate of authorisation from the registered political party’s nominating officer
  • if using a registered political party’s emblem on the ballot paper, a signed request to do so.
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