Internal Elections

Position: x 1 Scottish Representative on the Federal Board

Federal Board: The Federal Board (FB) is the governing body of the Federal Party. It is responsible for, co-ordinating and overseeing the implementation of the Party’s strategy and the work of the Federal Party. The Federal Board also has responsibility, at least once per Parliament, for preparing a document outlining the Party’s Strategy, for submission for debate and agreement by Conference. You can see current work on the Party Strategy here.

How to get nominated

The first step to getting nominated is to submit your Consent to Nominations form.

You can do that online HERE

To fill out the form, you’ll need to know:

Your name;

The email the party has on file for you (to find this out search your inbox for an email from internalcomms@libdems.org.uk and check which email it says in the footer, which is the grey box at the very bottom) and;

Your membership number (which can be found in the same place, or by emailing hq@scotlibdems.org.uk).

You should then get an automatic email back telling you if your Consent form has been accepted. If you use a different email address or there’s a problem with your membership, you’ll get an email back telling you who to contact about that.

You then need to wait to be added to the online nomination form.

The team will add you to the online nomination form within 1 working day.

To collect online nominations, you’ll need to give people this link HERE - that’ll let them request their Unique Nomination Code, which they can then use on the form we’ll email them to nominate you.

When someone nominates you, you’ll get an email confirming that you have a new nomination.

You can start collecting paper signatures right away by downloading the paper form here:

You can ask people to nominate you in person, online or via email if you already have their contact details. If you have access to Lighthouse or Connect, or any other party data, you can’t use this to contact people about nominating you - and doing so may disqualify you from the election.

You can ask people to nominate you in either of the following Facebook groups (if you are not a Facebook user a member of the Elections team will be happy to post on your behalf, email hq@scotlibdems.org.uk to arrange this):

Liberal Democrat Election Discussion Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LibDemElections/
Liberal Democrats Scotland: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LibDemsScotland/

Once you’ve crossed the nomination threshold (10 Scottish members for these elections), the team will manually check your nominations and then tell you if you’re nominated or not within 1 working day.

Some nominations may be disqualified (for example if a member residing in another state has nominated you) and that might mean you need to collect more. As a rule, try and aim for at least 10% more nominations than you need, in case there are problems.

Submitting your manifesto

Once you’re nominated, you need to submit a manifesto. The link to do that will be emailed to you once you’ve completed your consent form.

Manifestos can use 1 side of A4 and must be supplied in either a PDF, .doc, .docx or .odf format and be less than 10mb in size. They can only be uploaded to the online form.

If you need help doing this, please email hq@scotlibdems.org.uk

Your artwork will then be checked and approved (or not) that process can take 3-5 days and the deadline for submission of artwork is 5pm on the 26th September.

Any artwork received after this deadline will not appear on the ballot - so it’s best to do this early!

And that’s it! It’s best to sort your consent form and manifesto as early as possible, as that will give us the maximum amount of time to check your submission and ensure you get nominated.
Good luck!

Please note: if you have access requirements that make any of these steps tricky to accomplish, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing hq@scotlibdems.org.uk - we’ll be happy to look at making reasonable adjustments to the process.