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Future Women's MP Weekend


The Future Women Member of Parliament Weekend is an exciting residential training weekend specifically designed for women who might be interested in standing for Westminster. It is run by the Campaign for Gender Balance (CGB) which is now a part of LDW. Jo Swinson, Tessa Munt and Jenny Willott all started their successful quests for a seat in Parliament at a FWMPs Weekend, and so could you! 


Participants will receive expert training from top trainers and Party representatives on the skills and knowledge needed to stand for parliament, personalised advice and guidance on their political career, and the chance to network with other women interested in standing. If you would like to apply for a place, print off, complete and return the application form to women@libdems.org.uk. You will find the application form by clicking on this tab. Please spread the word about this fantastic opportunity to women members who you feel are strong applicants.

Future Women MPs Weekend

Date: Saturday 4th- Sunday 5th March 2017

Where: Jurys Inn Hotel, Milton Keynes

Deadline: 12 February 2017

Applications to be sent to diversity@libdems.org.uk

The FWMPs Weekend is an exciting residential training weekend specifically designed for women who might be interested in standing for Westminster. It is run by the Campaign for Gender Balance (CGB) which is now a part of LDW. Jo Swinson, Tessa Munt and Jenny Willott all started their successful quests for a seat in Parliament at a FWMPs Weekend, and so could you!

 
Participants will receive expert training from top trainers and Party representatives on the skills and knowledge needed to stand for parliament, personalised advice and guidance on their political career, and the chance to network with other women interested in standing.

Please spread the word about this fantastic opportunity to women members who you feel are strong applicants.

 

Name

 

 

E-mail address

 

 

Contact phone number

 

 

Membership number

 

 

 

Please indicate the statement which best applies to you:

 

□ I am interested in becoming an approved candidate but have not yet applied

□ I have applied for approval and am awaiting an assessment day                                                               

□ I am approved but have never stood as a Parliamentary Candidate                              

□ I have previously stood as a Parliamentary candidate                                                  

 

Briefly, outline any political roles that you have held and/or activities that you have been involved in within the Party over the last 2 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How would attending the Future Women MPs weekend assist you in achieving your political ambitions?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you intending to try for a strategic seat for the 2020 General Elections?  Are there any seats that you are currently interested in?  If so, please specify.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What training have you already attended which will assist you becoming a Parliamentary Candidate / MP?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is there any training that you would find particularly useful?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reference

 

This should be completed by a person who can confirm your suitability for this course. This should be someone that you know or have worked with from the Party, whether on a local or national level.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure this section is filled in and returned by the application closing date.

 

If you do not wish to send the whole completed form to your referee, then please request your written reference by e-mail, and then copy it into this form.

Name of referee:

 

Party Membership Number:

 

E-mail address:

 

Contact e-mail address:

 

Contact phone number:

 

Role within the Party (if relevant):

 

 

 

To the Referee – please comment on this applicant’s suitability for a place on the FWMPs weekend. The selection process is likely to be highly competitive so your reference will be given careful consideration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The cost of the weekend is £75, this includes accommodation, meals (breakfast, lunch and light refreshments) and training. The fee will be waived for those who are unwaged or unable to pay. 

 

 

Thank you!

 

Please note that we only have limited spaces available on the course.

We will notify you if you have been allocated a place as soon as possible.

For any queries please contact women@libdems.org.uk  


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