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Becoming a Member of Parliament for Dartford

The next Parliamentary General election in Great Britain will be held on the 7 May 2015


People wishing to stand as an MP must be over 18 years of age, be a British citizen or citizen of a Commonwealth country or the Republic of Ireland.

Candidates must be nominated by ten parliamentary electors of the constituency they wish to stand in.


Authorisation is required to stand for a specific party, otherwise candidates will be described as independent or have no description.

Further information can be found  here at the Electoral Commissions website http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/candidate-or-agent/uk-parliamentary-general-election-great-britain

Please note that a £500 deposit is required when submitting the nomination papers - returned if the candidate receives over five per cent of the total votes cast.  Please contact the Elections Team who will advise how this can be paid.

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