Endorsements for Parliamentary selections: passionate about housing and wanting to stand in an election?

LHG members who are thinking about standing for office – for example to be an MP – may want to ask a group they belong to to endorse them as a candidate.

LHG will happily say that we endorse LHG members who we believe will stand up for housing and will pursue LHG’s objectives, and we have developed a policy about who we would support and why.

You can read the policy here, but the key points to note are:

  • You must be a current LHG member, and fully paid-up for at least 6 months
  • We ask you to write to us with a statement about why your experience and history of housing activism makes you suitable to be endorsed by LHG (up to 250 words), and another saying why housing is an important issue in the constituency that you hope to represent (up to 250 words)
  • We’ll follow the same process for LHG members seeking selection as Scottish Government or Welsh Assembly candidates, for Mayoral positions, or for the CLP or Youth part of the NEC
  • We may support more than one person if two or more LHG members who want to stand for the same position fit the criteria

Please write to the Secretary at info@labourhousing.org if you want to ask for our support.