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Become a Candidate
We are currently recruiting people to join our team of candidates head of important elections to the City Council in 2019.
In last year's General Election, we achieved our best election result in Newcastle for decades as over 34,000 people voted Conservative. Across the three Newcastle constituencies our vote increased by 10,000 votes and we performed very strongly in key battleground areas. In contrast, our Liberal Democrat opponents gained less than 7,000 votes and lost their deposit in Newcastle Central. We therefore believe that there is clear support for the Conservative Party in Newcastle and we want to give everyone the opportunity to support us.
To do this, we need the support of our members and supporters from across the City. Finding and selecting people willing to stand as active candidates in our target wards is our top priority. Whether you are a seasoned political campaigner and have stood for council before or you have no political experience whatsoever, standing for election is a fun and rewarding experience. Being a council candidate is a great way to serve your local community, help local people and pursue your interest in politics.
For those who are not interested in fighting a target seat we still need the support of many of our members to stand as 'paper' candidates in areas where we will be less active and our support has traditionally been less strong. This is because we believe it is important that we stand in every seat in Newcastle and give every resident of the City an opportunity to vote Conservative. Standing as a 'paper' candidate involves no work or effort on your part but it is nevertheless an essential role you can play in helping support our work.
If you are interested in standing either as a target ward candidate or an active candidate, please click 'Apply Now' below to fill out our application form. We will respond to all requests we receive and will be in touch to discuss the opportunities available. To help you choose the areas in which you may be interested in standing, you can also view a map of Newcastle's wards by clicking here.
If you would like to discuss standing for council with one of our team, please don't hesitate to get in contact by clicking here.