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I mean party members - people who join the party and pay their subs.  If people want to stand on behalf of party they must be members and must be selected by the party to be an official candidate, through whichever mechanism depending on the process for that political office.

Recently with our local council elections two people in my branch wanted to stand as councillor (they got on the on the shortlist following vetting).  The branch interviewed both (and could have interviewed others on the shortlist who lived outside the boundaries of our ward but chose not to.)  We chose one and the other kicked off a huge fuss over it and then stood as a candidate anyway. He was expelled from the party for doing that, and stood as an Independent which required no vetting (and lost).

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 5th, 2009 at 05:15:28 PM EST
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