Political Parties

Once you have decided you want to stand as a candidate you need to understand the process, both the legal aspects and what the individual parties do. Here we list the basics as well as how to connect to each of the parties.

First start by reading the official Parliamentary Guide to standing in an election. "How can I stand?" then contact the general email or the specific #AskHerToStand contact, as organised by 50:50 Parliament.

If you are unsure which party you should be in, try this quiz. (More centred on UK parties than the devolved nations.)


The Conservatives

Contact: candidateenquiries@conservatives.com or 0207 984 8127. In Scotland: membership@scottishconservatives.com or 0131 348 5000.

#AskHerToStand contact: Marion Little, marion.little@conservatives.com

Women's groups: Women 2 Win, Conservative Women


Green party

Contact: recruitment@greenparty.org.uk. In Scotland: press@scottishgreens.org.uk or 08700 772 207.

#AskHerToStand contact: Aimee Challenor (Chair LGBTIQA+), aimee.challenor@lgbtiq.greenparty.org.uk

Women's groups: Green Party Women


Labour Party

Contact: training@labour.org.uk. In Scotland: scotland@labour.org.uk or 0141 572 6900.

#AskHerToStand contact: Erin Mulhatton (Women and Equalities Officer), erin_mulhatton@labour.org.uk

Women's groups: Labour Women, Labour Women's Network, Labour Black Women's Network, Fabian Women's Network


Liberal Democrats

Contact: candidates@libdems.org.uk. In Scotland: 0131 337 2314

#AskHerToStand contact: Daisy Cooper (Candiate Diversity Champion), daisy_cooper@live.co.uk

Women's groups: Liberal Democrat Women 



Contact: post@plaidcymru.org or 029 2047 2272. 

#AskHerToStand contact: Eli Jones (Women's Group Chair), Mererid Jones (Women's Group Secretary) adranymenywod@gmail.com

Women's groups: Plaid Women


Scottish National Party

Contact: info@snp.org, 0800 633 5432

#AskHerToStand contact: TBC

Women's groups: SNP Women



Contact: mail@ukip.org, 0333 800 6800

#AskHerToStand contact: TBC

Women's groups: ??


Womens equality party

Contact: info@womensequality.org.uk or 020 7407 9230

#AskHerToStand contact: TBC

No specific women's group because the whole party is aimed at gender equality