I almost joined the Labour Party Scottish branch office for a laugh when they were giving away membership for £3. In the end, I decided not to because it seemed unfair to take advantage of them. Since then, I have been getting regular emails from them on all sorts of subjects and here is the text of the latest:
Local Government Selection Process – Stand as a Candidate in Glasgow
I am writing to notify you about the selection process for next year’s local Government election.
If you would like to stand as a new Labour candidate, please complete the application pack and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org or 290 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4RE as soon as possible and no later than 5pm on 17th August.
The Local Campaign Forum (LCF), comprised of local members, aims to interview the vast majority of new applicants between 22nd and 27th August, so I would be grateful if you could also confirm your availability on these dates when submitting your application.
CLP Executives will be asked to write a short report on each applicant, including sitting Cllrs, which will be considered alongside the application pack and interview performance.
Successful applicants will be able to put themselves forward for selection however the final decision will ultimately be taken by eligible party members within the ward in question. It is expected that most selections will take place at the end of September/start of October.
Please get in touch if you have any questions about the process.
LCF Secretary LCF Chair
It’s been years since I was last in Glasgow but I might just give it a go and get aboard the gravy train.