Parliamentary selection process 2017


Application for seats in England and Scotland are now CLOSED.

Application Process

To be eligible to be a candidate, individual members must have 12 consecutive months’ membership of the Labour Party on 18 April (i.e. joined on or before 18 April 2016), and not be in arrears or under any NEC-imposed restrictions such as suspension.

The NEC will make decisions in the normal way about All Women Shortlists in all seats.

No application will be considered if received:

·         After the deadline

·         Not in the officially provided format

·         Incomplete

Applicants may apply for more than one seat; however, an application for each seat must be completed and received by the deadline.

Successful candidates will need to confirm they intend to accept nomination as the Labour Party candidate.

Application Form 

Forms should be submitted via email to:

If you require this form in an alternative format for accessibility reasons, or you would like other assistance completing the form, please contact as soon as possible.

Please read the Candidate Code of Conduct available here. 

Postal address:

Candidate Applications Team

The Labour Party


105 Victoria Street,

London, SW1E 6QT


Sitting MPs

All sitting MPs who confirmed their intention to stand for re-election in the next have now been deemed automatically reselected, subject to NEC endorsement.


If you would like to apply to become a Labour candidate in Wales please download the standard application form and return it to by 5pm Monday 24 April.

If you have any questions please call Welsh Labour on 0292 087 7706.

Constituencies in Wales open for applications:

Brecon & Radnorshire
Cardiff North
Carmarthen East & Dinefwr
Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire
Clwyd West
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Vale of Clwyd
Vale of Glamorgan

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