UK Parliamentary General Election

How to stand as a candidate

Candidate qualifications

To be able to stand as a candidate at a UK Parliamentary General Election, you must on the day you are nominated and on polling day, be:

  • at least 18 years old, and

  • either a British citizen, a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or an eligible Commonwealth citizen

Citizens of other countries (including EU member states other than the UK, Republic of Ireland, Cyprus and Malta) are not eligible to become a Member of the UK Parliament.  There is no requirement in law for you to be a registered elector in the UK.

 

Submitting nomination papers

To become nominated as a candidate at a UK Parliamentary General Election, you need to submit a completed set of nomination papers to the (Acting) Returning Officer by 4pm on the 19th working day before the poll.  Click here to download a nomination pack or email elections@hounslow.gov.uk to request a pack.  The place to deliver completed nomination papers will appear here.

 

Further information

For more information on standing as a candidate, please click here to read the Electoral Commission’s guidance for candidates and agents.

 

 

 

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