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Become a Candidate
We are currently recruiting people to join our team of candidates ahead of important elections to the City Council in 2021.
At the last general election in December 2019 Conservatives were a strong second place reducing Labours majority in all 3 Newcastle constituencies. In Newcastle North we were within only 6,000 votes of taking the seat and returning Mark Lehain as a Conservative Member of Parliament. In Newcastle North, Central and East Liberal Democrat’s trailed far behind in third place showing we are the main party of parliamentary opposition across Newcastle. We therefore know there is strong support for Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party in Newcastle and we are determined to turn this General Election support into seats on Newcastle City Council.
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.