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Stand as an Independant MP

#1
I light of the current situation, maybe we should all think about standing as 'Independant' MP's.

People wishing to stand as an MP must be over 18 years of age, and 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.

In order to encourage only serious candidates to stand, a £500 deposit is required when submitting the nomination papers - returned if the candidate receives over five per cent of the total votes cast.

Certain people are disqualified from standing as an MP - please check the Electoral Commission website for further details.



See links:

http://www.parliament.uk/about/how/members/electing_mps/candidates.cfm

http://www.parliament.uk/about/how/members/pay_mps.cfm
 
#2
Man_at_MAN said:
I light of the current situation, maybe we should all think about standing as 'Independant' MP's.

People wishing to stand as an MP must be over 18 years of age, and 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.

In order to encourage only serious candidates to stand, a £500 deposit is required when submitting the nomination papers - returned if the candidate receives over five per cent of the total votes cast.

Certain people are disqualified from standing as an MP - please check the Electoral Commission website for further details.



See links:

http://www.parliament.uk/about/how/members/electing_mps/candidates.cfm

http://www.parliament.uk/about/how/members/pay_mps.cfm
That looks like a very interesting job for when I am thrown out of the mob. Do you have any idea what the salary, pension and perks of the job are like? I wouldn't normally get out of bed for anything less than the national average salary (£25k)? :D

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#7
What about standing in local council elections? They're more frequent and can form an indicator as to how your party are doing. It could be jolly fun to swamp the next local elections with the ARRSE party to give MPs a bit of a shock!
 
#12
I am amazed actually that some ex military top brass havent already discussed starting a party to challenge the rest of the S~ite that are trying to run this country?

I am sure it could be possible, maybe poach some of the half decent MP's that whant to work for a living.
:idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea:

Any takers?
 
#14
Sorry.

Whilst it was in good faith that I suggested that you should stand as an 'Independant MP', a job I though would be a money making venture, it has been pointed out that I should of said 'Independent MP'. Whilst not operating outside the rules of the website in putting in a typing error, I feel I must now apologise to all and promise that I will try hard next time.

Funny what a bit of public opinion does?
 
#15
wei55y said:
I am amazed actually that some ex military top brass havent already discussed starting a party to challenge the rest of the S~ite that are trying to run this country?

I am sure it could be possible, maybe poach some of the half decent MP's that whant to work for a living.
:idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea:

Any takers?
What, all three of them?! 8O :roll:
 

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