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Green Liberal Democrats Logo (square) (Green Libdems)GLD Process for accreditation of candidates Issue1.3.

Approved by GLD Exec Apr2018


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. Not to 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 normally lasts for 5years
1. Applicants to fill out this short 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.
3. Treasurer to check their membership situation.
4. Recording of the accreditation on an online database restricted to some GLD Exec members and name/contact email published publicly online so that GLD members and supporters can identify 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 an environmentally responsible approach to policy formation and implementation.

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

 I support developing links with wider green movement as appropriate for local action

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

 By signing this form you are authorising GLD, the data controller, to record your accreditation status and associated notes alongside your existing membership details, and to publish your name and email address on our website as an accredited candidate, alongside any photo and bio you care to provide us with for that purpose.

For details of our data policies, see https://greenlibdems.org.uk/en/page/membership-faq and the website privacy policy


Candidate name/signature/date................................................................................................
GLD Memb. No, (if known) .............
Seat area/organisation role/status ............................................................................................
Contact tel.......................................... email ..............................................................
Send to info@greenlibdems.org.uk

If this commitment is rescinded by the candidate then GLD must be informed.

GLD Process for accreditation of candidates Issue1.3 Approved by GLD Exec Apr2018


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