Standing as an Independent

What does it take for women to stand as an independent political candidate? This is a women-only event.

About this Event

Join us in the next online workshop in our Standing for… series.

If you are a woman, that has yet to wooed by any of the political parties on offer and are toying with the idea of standing as an Independent candidate, then this workshop is for you!

In this session we will be demystifying the process of standing for election as an independent political candidate, covering everything from the application to the campaigning process. We will be highlighting the support that is available to you as you embark on your political journey as an idependent candidate and we will be talking about the other programmes available to you from the Parliament Project.

Most importantly we want to support you to define your own next steps in standing for elected office.

During the session we will be joined by Cllr Marianne Overton MBE, who is the Head of the Independent group at LGA and Head of the Independent Network and Independent Cllr Kaye Corfe.

Both women will be sharing with us their knowledge and experiences as standing as Independent candidates n order to help you develop your plans for standing.

This session will be facilitated by Parliament Project facilitator Zainab Asunramu.

A zoom link to access the session will be sent to you in the days leading up to the webinar. You may be interested in other webinars in this series. Check them out on our website here.

Live Captions will be available for this session. A live link will be provided at the start of the workshop.

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Equal Power is a ground-breaking campaign to transform women’s representation at every level of politics. It’s time for Equal Power: equal representation for women in all our diversity. This three-year campaign, run by a coalition of women’s and civil society organisations, is funded by Comic Relief. We will track the journeys of aspiring leaders to office and the barriers and discrimination they still face.

The Parliament Project is a non-partisan project to inspire, empower and encourage women to run for political office in the UK. Focusing on practical, hands-on training and support, we run workshops and webinars to demystify the process for women wanting to get involved in politics and online peer support circles to support women’s political ambitions more deeply.

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The Parliament Project is a non-partisan organisation which aims to get more women elected in the UK. It helps by running informative and skills building events, providing links to current research in women in politics and offering a peer networking service to support women’s journey to get elected.