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Information for candidates

Information and resources

For relevant guidance and resources please visit the Electoral Commission.

This includes the following guidance:

  • Can you stand for election?
  • Standing as an independent candidate
  • Standing as a party candidate
  • The campaign
  • Your right to attend electoral events
  • After the declaration of results


Nomination forms are also available from the Electoral Commission website at the link above.

Nominations can be delivered from Monday 8 May until the close of nominations (4:00pm on Thursday 11 May 2017). 

See the key dates and deadlines and full election timetable documents below for a full list of relevant dates and deadlines.

Dates and deadlines

Related documents

Briefing session

A briefing session for potential candidates and agents will be held on Tuesday 2 May at 18:00, at:

Quadrant East
The Silverlink North
Cobalt Business Park
North Tyneside
NE27 0BY

For further information and to book your place on this session please contact:

Dave Brown
Telephone: (0191) 643 5358

Further information will be added to this page as it becomes available.

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