For all aspiring MPs, MEPs, MSPs and AMs, the Parliamentary Candidates Association is the Liberal Democrat organisation which represents your interests as a candidate.
From the highly regarded Parliamentary Campaigner magazine, which is sent via Email six to eight times a year and was described by one MP as crucial in his election, to one-on-one pastoral support, and from receptions and briefings with key ministers to informal advice on approval and selection, PCA's wide-ranging brief has one overriding purpose: to serve parliamentary and assembly candidates.
Membership of PCA costs only £25 a year, which covers the cost of professional research and editing for Parliamentary Campaigner, and PCA's work with candidates at party conferences. The vast bulk of PCA's work, though, comes from the efforts of volunteers and our network of parliamentarians and former candidates. PCA edits and publishes Who's Who in the Liberal Democrats, sales of which also go to support activities on behalf of candidates.