Guidance for Candidates and Agents at UK Parliamentary general elections in Great Britain

What you need to know before you stand as a candidate 

Before starting the process of standing for election, potential candidates need to be confident that they meet all of the requirements.  They also need to be aware of the rules that apply to candidates relating to spending and donations.

This guidance sets out details of:

  • When do you officially become a candidate? 
  • Who is responsible for candidate spending and donations?
  • Qualifications and disqualifications for standing for election 
  • Appointing your election agent and other agents    
Last updated: 29 November 2023