Becoming a Conservative prospective Parliamentary candidate

Have you ever thought about making a difference to your community? Have you ever thought about how you can help to improve the lives of others? Have you ever thought about getting more involved in politics?

Conservative MPs across the country are shaping the future. So why not join them?

What do I need to become a candidate?

We want people with passion, drive, and a commitment to our Party and values, who want to make a difference.

Our candidates come from all walks of life. Wherever you’re from and whatever your background, we want to hear from you.

Do I need to be a member of the Conservative Party?


To be considered, you need to be a Conservative Party member for a minimum of 3 months.

If you’re not a member yet, you can join here.

I’m a member – and I’m ready to apply.


We require all applicants to read our Guide to Becoming a Conservative Party Candidate. You can download it here.

Once you’ve read the guide, you can fill in the form to register your interest here.

Please complete all sections of the form, including as much detail as possible but ensuring that it covers no more than two A4 sides. Once completed please return to the Candidates Department via

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