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.

Due to the recent announcements from retiring MPs, applications have been re-opened for all remaining seats and any future vacancies. Applications will be open until 12 noon, Tuesday 28 May 2024. Any application received after this deadline will not be considered as part of this process.

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.