Candidate Selections

Candidate Selections

This page contains all information relating to the selection of candidates for Local Government, Combined Authority “Metro” Mayors, Directly Elected Mayors, Police and Crime Commissioners and Westminster Parliament.

Westminster Parliamentary Candidate Selections

The procedures, code of conduct and timetable for each selection can be found below.

You can also find the link to the online candidate application form and are able to apply for the all the remaining seats. In addition a list of these seats can be found below.


Friday 8 December 2023Application for remaining seats open
12 noon, Wednesday 10 January 2024 Applications close
12 noon, Wednesday 10 January 2024 Deadline for affiliate endorsements

Rochdale By-Election – Candidate Selection Timetable

Following the sad news of the death of Sir Tony Lloyd MP on Wednesday 17 January, it is now necessary for the Party to select a candidate to contest the resulting by-election in the Rochdale Parliamentary constituency. To apply, please follow the link to the Westminster Parliamentary Candidate Application Form below.

Monday 22 January 2024Applications open
23.59, Tuesday 23 January 2024 Applications close
Wednesday 24 January 2024Longlisting / Shortlisting
Satruday 27 January 2024Hustings and Selection

Labour Party Bursary Scheme

The Labour Party Bursary scheme is intended to help those who are selected to run for parliament with the additional costs associated with standing as a parliamentary candidate. For example: technology (phone, laptop etc.); travel costs; accommodation; clothing (suits etc.); phone calls; costs of childcare or other caring responsibilities; costs related to disability.
The bursary fund has two categories; working class or low income background and disability support. The maximum bursary that will be awarded for a candidate applying under the working class or low income background scheme is £5,000. Candidates can apply for bursary support for a period of up to one year and on an annual basis.

Awards granted previously include –

  • Laptop support £250
  • Mobile phone support £200
  • Clothing £400

After selection, candidates are eligible to make an application to the bursary fund.

Local government selections

You can download documentation for ongoing Combined Authority Mayor selections here as well as access the Candidate Application Form. CLP and LGC Procedures Secretaries or Assessment Teams will be provided with additional documentation by their regional/Welsh/Scottish office.