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Liberal Democrats

Vice Presidential Election 2021

Outline election timetable 

Nominations open October 11th, 09:00 (Mon)

Nominations close October 27th, 12:00 (Wed)

Ballot opens - November 12th, 12:00 (Fri)

Ballot closes - December 10th, 12:00 (Fri)

Count and declaration - December 13th, 18:00 (Mon)


Anyone interested in running to be Vice President should submit their consent to nomination here. Anyone who signals their consent to nomination will be contacted by the Returning Officer's team and provided with further information about the election process. 

Candidates require the nomination of any Local Party, any Regional Party, any State Party, any Specified Associated Organisations (SAO), or any ten party members. Individual members wishing to nominate require a nomination code, available on request here. Any party or SAO wishing to make a nomination should contact [email protected]. 


Hustings are being coordinated centrally by the Returning Officer's team and a full slate of events will be publicised by the close of nominations. Candidates will only be required to attend the eight official hustings sanctioned but other events will also be taking place. 

If you would like to organise an official hustings, please make your application here, and the Returning Officer's team will consider it. We cannot guarantee that your application will be selected as we expect high demand. 

The role

The Vice President responsible for working with ethnic minority communities acts as a senior party ambassador, working closely with Federal and state parties, and is a voting member of the Federal Board. They work closely with the Party's Equalities Spokesperson to ensure that different BaME communities' interests are represented, highlight issues, engage ethnic minority voters.

They work closely with LDCRE to reach out to different BaME communities to enthuse them about Liberal Democracy and attract them to become members.

The role was created in 2018 updated in 2021.

This is a by-election and the winner will hold office until January 2023. 




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