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Apply to become an Accredited Candidate

We want to support our members to deliver Greener, Cleaner, Healthier Communities through climate action.

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Accredited Candidates are provided with:

- Bespoke templates, surveys, social posts.

- Policy guidance and messaging guides.

- Our Green Advice Service from 10:00 to 17:00 Monday through Friday, offering bespoke research on environmentally considered initiatives and campaigns.

To become an Accredited Candidate, we ask you to briefly describe three prospective policies for your community - Greener, Cleaner, and Healthier.

These can range in scale and detail, from as simple as promoting cycling through social media campaigns to harnessing district heating to decarbonise heat.

Our team and network of researchers, councillors, partner organisations and experienced campaigners will work with you to develop these further and harness the potential of your platform.

Approved by GLD Exec Sept 2020

This is for endorsement as a Liberal Democrat who visibly supports 'Green' values and 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 and 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 and 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 3 weeks.
If approved the accreditation normally lasts for 5 years
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.