How to stand in an election

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To stand for election, whether as a councillor, an MP (Member of Parliament), an MEP (Member of the European Parliament), Mayor of London, or as a Member of the GLA (Greater London Authority), you must first be nominated as a candidate.

Learn how the nomination process works

You can find information about standing as a candidate on the Electoral Commission website

It is very important to understand the nomination process, as failure to comply with all the requirements and the very tight timescales will result in your nomination being disallowed.


Contact Click to get info

Electoral Services

London Borough of Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest Town Hall
Forest Road
E17 4JF 
Phone 020 8496 3000