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Green Liberal Democrats Logo (square) (Green Libdems)Green Liberal Democrats (GLD) Accreditation Process for Candidates/those in post.


This is for endorsement as a Liberal Democrat who visibly supports 'Green'values & policies
 Benefits to the candidate of a simple way to show their green credentials to voters, to
enlist support from green Liberal Democrats and be supported by GLD resources. The GLD accredited candidate will have a right to use the GLD logo with their literature
 Benefits to the Green Liberal Democrats of promoting policies internally &externally. GLD will have the right to publish lists of accredited candidates and to promote support for them amongst GLD members and publicly.


Principle Requirements

1. To be both a Green Liberal Democrat and Liberal Democrat paid-up member.

2. To uphold the values of the Green Liberal Democrats and key policies below.

3. To be able to show their support by some action in these areas (past & ongoing).

4. To not bring the Liberal Democrats or Green Liberal Democrats into disrepute.


Accreditation Process

The applicant should be in the process of seeking councillor, parliamentary or other party post candidature approval or election.
The accreditation process target is to achieve decision within 3weeks.
If approved the accreditation lasts for 5years (notwithstanding rights to remove it).

1. Applicants to fill out a sort application form committing to the above.

2. Executive Officer to assess the form, interview the candidate by whatever means to sufficient level to achieve their approval. In cases of multiple candidates seeking accreditation the GLD Exec reserves the right to select only one outstanding candidate.

3. Treasurer to check their membership situation.

4. Recording of the accreditation on an online database visible to GLD members so that they can look up candidates to support.

Note the same titular GLD Executive Officer or the GLD Chair can withdraw the accreditation at any point if there is evidence the candidate is not meeting the principle requirements.

The candidate for GLD Accreditation has a right to appeal to the GLD chair and beyond that to the GLD President whose decision will be final.

Candidate needs to sign up to the Mission and Objectives below (as in GLD Constitution)

 I shall raise awareness of environmental issues among the electorate and encourage them to support these issues within Liberal Democrat social and economic policies.

 I will promote a green approach to policy formation and implementation.

 I will seek out and provide information and political education from a green perspective to the electorate.

 I will establish and develop links with the wider green movement. 

 I will welcome those that share concern for the environment and encourage their support for green Liberal Democrat policies.


Candidate name................................................. Date: ..............................
Seat area/organisation role ..................................................................................
If this commitment is rescinded by the candidate then GLD must be informed.

GLD Process for accreditation of candidates Issue1. Approved by GLD Exec 25Feb2018


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