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Candidate Accreditation Form

Green Liberal Democrats (GLD)

Accreditation Process for Candidates

Read these notes and then complete the form below.

This is for endorsement as a Liberal Democrat who visibly supports 'Green' values and policies

  • Benefits to the candidate: having a simple way to show their green credentials to voters, to help enlist support from environmentally aware electors and having access to supportive GLD resources; the right to use the GLD logo in their literature.

  • Benefits to the Green Liberal Democrats: promoting policies internally and externally; the right to publish lists of accredited candidates and to promote support for them publicly and amongst GLD members.

Principal Requirements

  1. To be both a Green Liberal Democrat and Liberal Democrat paid-up member.
  2. To uphold the values of the Green Liberal Democrats and key policies below.
  3. To be able to show their support by some action in these areas (past and ongoing).
  4. Not to bring the Liberal Democrats or Green Liberal Democrats into disrepute.

Accreditation Process

The applicant should be in the process of seeking public office.
The accreditation process target is to achieve decision within 3 weeks.
If approved the accreditation normally lasts for 5 years.

  1. Applicants to fill out this short application form committing to the above.
  2. Executive Officer to assess the form, interview the candidate by whatever means to sufficient level to achieve their approval and report to GLD Executive Committee.
  3. Treasurer to check their membership situation.
  4. Recording of details of the accreditation on an online database, with full access restricted to some GLD Exec members, but with candidate's agreed name/contact email available to be published publicly online so that GLD members, supporters and electors can identify candidates to support.

Note: Accreditation can be withdrawn by the GLD Executive at any point if there is evidence the candidate is not meeting the principal requirements. The candidate for GLD Accreditation has a right to appeal to the GLD chair and beyond that to the GLD President whose decision will be final.

  • For details of our data policies, see https://greenlibdems.org.uk/en/page/membership-faq and the website privacy policy.
  • If the candidate withdraws from the scheme, or changes their agreed/provided details, the Green Liberal Democrats will adjust their records on which future publicity will be based accordingly, but cannot be held responsible for the use by others of previously released information.

Candidate needs to sign up to the Mission and Objectives below (as in GLD Constitution)
  • I shall raise awareness of environmental issues among the electorate and encourage them to support these issues within Liberal Democrat social and economic policies.
  YES   NO
  • I will promote an environmentally responsible approach to policy formation and implementation.
  YES   NO
  • I will seek out and provide information and political education from a green perspective to the electorate.
  YES   NO
  • I support developing links with wider green movement as appropriate for local action.
  YES   NO
  • I will welcome those that share concern for the environment and encourage their support for green Liberal Democrat policies.
  YES   NO
Comments please
*GLD Membership Number
*Telephone Number
  • By signing this form you are authorising GLD, the data controller, to record your accreditation status and associated notes alongside your existing membership details, and to publish your agreed name and email address on our website as an accredited candidate, alongside any photo and bio you care to provide us with for that purpose.
Seat area/organisation role/status

Your contact details

Candidate name
E-mail address
Can we keep you updated about our activities including campaigns, events, fundraising and details about how to get involved using the email you've provided? Please note, selecting no will opt you out of ALL contact from Green Liberal Democrats.
  Yes, keep me updated   No thanks (I want to opt out of all contact)
Your postal address
Your postcode

If you submit this form, The Liberal Democrats will use your contact details to send you information on the topics you have requested. Any data we gather will be used in accordance with our privacy policy at greenlibdems.org.uk/en/privacy. To exercise your legal data rights, email: data.protection@libdems.org.uk.


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