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Members Meeting - Your chance to vote for our Prospective Parliamentary Candidate

November 20, 2018 7:45 PM
Roundabout Hotel, Monkmead Lane, West Chiltington, West Sussex RH20 2PF

Who can vote?

To vote in this selection, you must have been a Party member as at the date of publication of the advertisement for this selection on the Party website (insert date of publication of the advertisement) and have reached at least 10 years of age.

If you are due to renew your membership but have not yet done so, you are advised to do so before the members' meeting to guarantee your right to vote.

If you are unsure of your renewal date you should contact the Returning Officer who can advise you. If you wish to renew or no longer have the paperwork to renew your subscription, you can contact our HQ membership department on 020 7222 7999 who will assist you or renew online at www.libdems.org.uk. In case of any queries, please contact the Returning Officer Louise Morales louise.morales@ntlworld.com or on 07967 855774.

How & where can I vote?

At the Members' Meeting

Ballot papers will be issued at the meeting - please bring your membership card with you or some other form of identification with your name and address. If you are likely to appear under the age of 10, please bring identification showing your date of birth.

Members are encouraged to attend the meeting where you will be able to hear each applicant speak and answer member's

Members will be able to vote during and at the end of each meeting. The counting of votes will take place at the end of the meeting. Members who are eligible to vote, but cannot attend the hustings meeting, may apply to the Returning Officer for a postal vote using the form supplied overleaf.

Postal Votes

An application form for a postal vote is enclosed. All postal ballot papers should be returned in an envelope marked BALLOT to the Returning Officer's
address by the date and time shown on the ballot paper. Alternatively, you may ask another member of the local party to return your ballot paper at the hustings meeting in a sealed envelope. Please do not give your postal vote ballot paper to a candidate to return. Postal vote ballot papers cannot be faxed out or back, nor can they be e-mailed, so please apply in
good time. If, after receiving a postal vote ballot paper, you find that you are able to attend the hustings meeting, please bring you postal ballot paper with you to the members' meeting. The Returning Officer may disqualify postal vote ballot papers issue as a result of an unauthorised postal vote campaign, or otherwise in contravention of the Rules.

Download Postal Vote Application

Getting there

Roundabout Hotel telephone 01798 817336 - map on hotel website http://roundabout.southvoastinns.co.uk

From Pulborough head on A 283 towards Storrington. Soon after leaving Pullborough at Mare Hill (just past White Horse Pub on left) fork left on to West Chiltington Road towards West Chiltington. Do NOT turn left where the road turns left up Harborough Hill. Instead continue straight along Monkmead Lane. The hotel will be on your right.

From Washington head on A283 into Storrington. On reaching High Street turn right at mini roundabout up Thakeham Road. Just past fire station (on right) turn left into Fryern Road. Continue on Fryern Road out of Storrington. After a mile or so keep left at first fork. Keep left at second fork into Monkmead Lane. The hotel will be on your left.

Abiding by the Rules

The Rules governing this selection process have been prepared by the English Candidates' Committee of the Liberal Democrats and is under the control of the Returning Officer. Louise Morales who can be contacted at louise.morales@ntlworld.com 23 Gloster Road, Old Woking, GU22 9EU. In the interests of fairness to all applicants and party members, it is important that everyone involved in the selection abides by these Rules, which have been designed to ensure that applicants are given an equal opportunity in the selection.

In the run-up to the members' meeting, members should note that:

  • All applicants must be invited to social and others events arranged in the run-up to the hustings.
  • Applicant's supporters should not put out written material on behalf of applicants without their consent.
  • If you wish to take any action on behalf of one or all the applicants, please check with the Returning Officer that you may do it before proceeding.

Meeting the Applicants

Members are encouraged to get to know applicants before the hustings so that they have a wider knowledge of them and their abilities that can be gained in the formal setting of the hustings meeting. A series of meetings and events have been arranged specifically for this purpose and details are attached. Members may also be contacted individually as applicants are encouraged to canvass members for their support.

What does it take to be a PPC for the Liberal Democrats?

Being a PPC involves a wide variety of skills, many of which are included in the list below. If your Constituency is lucky enough to be successful at the next election, the qualities needed to be a
Member of Parliament is very similar to those of a PPC - it's not just about making speeches at Westminster!