Call for nominations for members wishing to stand for parliamentary election in Maidenhead, Bracknell or Slough
As the East Berkshire Green Party Nominating Officer and designated Electoral Returning Officer (ERO), it is my duty to give formal notice to the EBGP membership that we are calling for nominations for anyone wishing to stand for parliamentary election in the constituencies of Maidenhead, Bracknell or Slough, from today, Wed 8th Oct 2014.
Green Party rules for the selection procedure are detailed at the end of this email.
Any member seeking nomination should contact the ERO through the email address given in the timetable below for further information. You will need to comply with the rules set out in the procedure for nomination.
A ready made nomination and consent form will be provided, along with a nomination statement form containing various detailed questions regarding your suitability as a candidate. You will be required to provide a separate supporting statement of no more than 500 words.
The selection timetable has been set in accordance with guidance from Chris Rose, the Green Party National Election Agent. Close of nominations will be at 5pm on Wed 22nd Oct. (If a second call is required, then final close of nominations will be two weeks later on Wed 5th Nov.)
Wed 8th Oct First call for nominations
Wed 22nd Oct Close of nominations, at 5pm, to the Electoral Returning Officer (ERO)
Thur 23rd Oct RO checks validity of nominations and informs nominees accordingly
Thur 30th Oct Ballot Papers and statements sent out to all members in the relevant constituency
Fri 31st Oct -
Wed 19th Nov Hustings period (notification will be given of any hustings meetings)
Thur 20th Nov Close of postal ballot at 5pm; count held with at least 2 Exec members present
Thur 27th Nov Notification of result to relevant GP bodies and EBGP membership
If no female candidates are forthcoming after the first call, then in line with national GP guidelines we will have a second call lasting a further two weeks. The timetable will then run as follows:
Wed 22nd Oct Second call for nominations
Wed 5th Nov Close of nominations 5pm, to the Electoral Returning Officer (ERO)
Thur 6th Nov RO checks validity and informs nominees accordingly
Thur 13th Nov Ballot papers and statements sent out to all members in the relevant constituency
Fri 14th Nov
-Wed 3rd Dec Hustings period (notification will be given of any hustings meetings)
Thus 4th Dec Close of postal ballot at 5pm; count held with at least 2 Exec members present
Thurs 11th Dec Notification of result to relevant GP bodies and membership
Electoral Returning Officer: Craig McDermott