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Internal Elections

Our party is run by members, for members. Whether it's our leader, members of Federal Committees or the teams that run your local party, everyone is elected by other members.

Information on candidates for the 2022 elections is available here, and answers they've given to the RO's questions are here.

On this page, you can find out about current elections, how you can stand, how you can nominate other members. You'll also find guidance on the nomination process, election rules and guidance documentation.


Looking for something specific?

This page covers:

  • Current Internal Elections
  • Historic Election Results
  • I want to stand as a candidate.
  • I want to nominate someone else to stand.
  • I want to know more about the process & rules.
  • I want to make a report an issue or make a complaint.

Current internal elections

Scottish Internal Elections

Scottish Internal Elections 2023

View details of the Scottish Party's internal elections


View past election results

We keep an archive of internal election results on this site. You can view them here.

You can find all of the historic Federal Election results here. This archive of historic results are possible thanks to the late Colin Rosenstiel who dilligently maintained records of these election results.

Election Results

Historic Election Results

View our archive of historic election results, for Leader, Federal Committees and more.


I want to stand for election

Interested in standing for election? Find out more about the process and how to get nominated here.

If you're wanting to stand as a candidate in this round of elections, then you'll need to make sure you get nominated. This is a three step process:

  1. Submit your consent to nominations form: www.libdems.org.uk/consent
  2. Submit your manifesto form: www.libdems.org.uk/submit-manifesto
  3. Collect nominations from your fellow members

You can find out more about the process and requirements on the Candidate Guidance page.

Guidance on Standing as a Candidate

Guidance on Standing as a Candidate

Want to understand the process of standing to be a candidate? Find out more here.

Submit your manifesto

Submit your manifesto

Submitted your consent form and it's been accepted? Great! Your next step is to submit your manifesto, question answers & demographic information.

Submit your consent to nomination form

Submit your consent to nomination form

Want to stand for election? The first step is to submit your consent to nominations form here.


I want to nominate someone else to stand

Candidates standing for election need to gain a number of nominations from other members. Find out how you can nominate someone else here.

Candidates wanting to stand for party positions need to gain a number of nominations from ordinary members in order to make it onto the ballot. You can only submit nominations online for this round of elections. The process of nominating someone is simple:

  1. Request your nomination code, by completing the form here: www.libdems.org.uk/request
  2. Wait to get your nomination code. If it hasn't arrived within 48 hours, please contact us by completing this form: TBC
  3. Use your nomination code on the form provided in the email. If you already have a code, you can go straight to: www.libdems.org.uk/nominate 

You'll also find guidance on how to complete the process and troubleshoot problems that may occur during the process on the nominations guidance page.

Request your nomination code

Request your code

To nominate a candidate, you need to get your nomination code. If you don't already know it, you can request your code here.

Nominate a candidate

Nominate a candidate

Once you've got a nomination code, you can use this form to nominate a candidate for a post.

Nomination Guidance

Nomination Guidance

Get guidance on the nominations process and find out how to troubleshoot common issues.


I want to know more about the process and rules

Our elections are run to a process, timeline and rules specified in the Constitution.

If you need to understand the elections timetable, what posts are up for election, the rules or anything else then this section is for you!

The Election Regulations are the rules under which the election is run. The Candidate Guidance is a supplementary document designed to help candidates comply with those rules in a practical way. You'll also find a published timetable for the elections and a selection of frequently asked questions.

Election Rules

Election Rules

Learn more about the rules & regulations that Federal Party elections are conducted under.


Internal Election FAQs

Got a question about the internal elections process? Find out the common answers here.



See the full timetable for the 2022 Federal Elections

Candidate Guidance

Candidate Guidance

Read the in-depth candidate guidance for standing in the 2022 Election Cycle


I want to raise a concern

If you're concerned that a candidate or another member may have broken the election rules, you can raise a concern with the Returning Officer here.

If you believe that a candidate or another member may be breaking the election rules it's important that you raise that with the Returning Officer as soon as possible, to make sure our elections are free and fair.

You can raise a concern by completing the "Report a concern" form linked below, which will then be sent onto the Returning Officer.

Your report will be treated as confidential, but you will need to provide the Returning Officer with as much information as you have to enable them to look into your concern.

report a concern

Report a concern

Concerned that a candidate may be behaving in a way that is in breach of the election rules, or not following the candidate guidance? You can report a concern here.


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