Party Leadership Elections: UKIP, SNP, Green Party and Lib Dem

Party Leadership Elections: UKIP, SNP, Green Party and Lib Dem

Liberal Democrat leadership elections

  • Nominations: Candidates require 200 nominations from party members and at-least 10% of Lib Dem MPs. These nominations need to be from at-least 20 different local branches.
  • Who gets to vote? All paid-up members under the system of One Member One Vote.
  • Electoral system: Alternative Vote via postal ballot

UKIP leadership elections

  • Nominations: Candidates must receive 51 nominations from UKIP members.
  • Who Gets to vote? All paid-up members of the party considered in “good standing”
  • Electoral system: simple-plurality via postal ballot

SNP

  • Nominations: Candidates must have the votes of at-least 100 members from 20 different local branches
  • Who gets to vote? all paid-up party members under the system of One Member One Vote.
  • Electoral system: Alternative Vote via postal ballot.

Green Party

  • Nominations: candidates must receive a minimum of 20 signatures. They must also have been a member of the party for at-least three years prior to the opening of nominations.
  • Who can vote? all paid-up green party members.
  •  Electoral system: Proportional representation via postal ballot every two-years.

Article written by Morgan Haringman.

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