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Every party member can put themselves forward for selection but yes they have to be vetted to get on the shortlist - there's nothing I've said that contradicts that.  I said that I wouldn't bother because I know I wouldn't either get through the vetting or be put in a winnable seat if I did.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sat Jun 6th, 2009 at 03:32:57 AM EST
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AFAIK the LIbDems do vet candidates but don't restrict which seat you can try to be nominated to after you've been successfully vetted.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Jun 6th, 2009 at 05:23:28 AM EST
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I keep thinking we should start a party. It's probably the only way to get the job done.
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sat Jun 6th, 2009 at 06:02:12 AM EST
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2010 is going to be a once-in-a-generation opportunity to capture disaffected voters.

The brainless should not be in banking. — Willem Buitler
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Jun 6th, 2009 at 06:05:51 AM EST
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From being active in a start-up party I would suggest the following as a basic check-list:

  • make a list of policy positions the party supports
  • identify a group which should feel unrepresented and willing to vote for the policy proposals
  • use the internet for organising (webbpage, forum, blogs etc)
  • create an easy template on how to get a local chapter/group/whatever up and running

And be prepared to put in a lot of work.

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by A swedish kind of death on Sat Jun 6th, 2009 at 06:43:10 AM EST
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