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GMB Labour Candidates Programme

GMB want to help our members get involved in politics at all levels. Standing for your local council in devolved elections, for Westminster or European Parliaments are good ways of making sure that the views of ordinary working people are heard in the corridors of power.

The National Political Team are here to help you through the process of standing in elections. As a starting point, you can download brief job descriptions of what is involved in being a Member of Parliament or Local Councillor. (see additional resources at the bottom of the page)

If you think you have what it takes to be an elected representative, get in touch by filling in this initial candidate background form and sending to Cath Speight, National Political Officer


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Additional Resources

GMB Future Candidate Background Information Form

download docx28Kb (docx) - 04 April 2013

Please return this form to Cath Speight, GMB, National Political Officer, 22 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HD or email

GMB Councillor Job Description

download doc37Kb (doc) - 05 April 2013

Many people think that being a councillor is about making stirring but while this talent might come in handy occasionally, the most important skills have to do with communicating with people.

MP Job Description

download doc52Kb (doc) - 05 April 2013

Information detailing the role a member of parliament plays.

Candidate CV

download doc80Kb (doc) - 05 April 2013

Parliamentary selection candidate CV form.