The Electoral Commission

The independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK

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How do I find out about standing as a candidate?

Prior to an election we publish information for candidates standing at that election. This information can be downloaded from our candidates and agents page. We have also produced a number of factsheets for candidates standing in different types of elections, which give an overview of information including qualifications and amount of deposit, if any, required.

All this information can be found in our candidates and agents guidance.