My application for Labour candidate selection

Very brief, this one. Following encouragement from various people who either know me in person or follow this blog/my comments on Twitter, I’ve just sent in my application to be considered for the Labour Party’s ‘Future Candidates Programme’.

Maybe nothing will come of it, but I wanted to put myself in the mix and be available if I can be of any use. I think in these days any person of good intent who sees the actions of the Con/Dem government for what they are, has to be prepared to get involved in any way they can. For me, this blog is one way – actually standing for election, if it happens, will be another. If I ever did become an MP, it would be a chance to influence directly the things I comment on and campaign about here and elsewhere.

I’d like to encourage every reader of this blog to get involved in his/her own way, too. And if you’re interested in standing for Labour in national or local elections, you can find out about the Future Candidates Programme here If you’d like to apply, don’t leave it too long as the closing date for applications is 12 October.

Thanks to everyone who suggested I should take this step or encouraged me to do so, and special thanks to Grahame Morris MP (@grahamemorris on Twitter)  and Nigel Page (@nigelrpage) for writing references. If you’re on Twitter, please give them a follow!

Wish me luck!

5 responses to “My application for Labour candidate selection

  1. Well done Steve,hope you are succcessful.Pity your not going as Independent though Best regards Robin

    On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 10:47 PM, skwalker1964

    • Thanks mate. I think independent candidates have an important place. But when it comes down to it, I believe in (proper) Labour values – and Labour’s the only way to ensure we don’t get saddled with another Tory/ConDem government.

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