Seeking Endorsements

Congratulations on putting yourself forward for selection to be a Labour MP.

One of the key aims of East and South East Asians (ESEA) for Labour is the representation of our communities in Parliament, and we thank you for working towards increasing our visibility.

Seeking endorsement
In readiness for your selection process, we appreciate that you will be seeking formal or informal endorsement from our society to demonstrate your commitment and wider support.

With this in mind, please make note of the following process:

  1. Application form: Candidates seeking endorsement must submit a completed online application form. We advise that this is done as early as possible, ideally
    before applications for the seat officially open. Forms submitted after applications close will generally not be considered.
  2. Sifting: ESEA reserves the right to endorse more than one candidate in the same seat, and may also choose to invite you to an interview to discuss your answers in further depth.
  3. Executive Committee: Once all forms and interviews (where required) for your seat are complete, the Review Panel will forward their recommendations to the Executive Committee for agreement and final signoff.
  4. Receive endorsement: You will be contacted by email with confirmation of your endorsement request once the official race timetable has been released.

    If successful, you will be entitled to publicise our support across all of your literature and communications. At this time, you will also have access to the ESEA network for additional campaign support.

Additional notes

You must be a member of East & South East Asians for Labour to gain our support.

Please do take the time to complete your application in as much detail as possible, as this will form the main basis of our judgement and any subsequent interviews, where required. If you have any questions regarding the form, please contact [email protected].

Please also note that these are checked on a monthly basis at the beginning of each month, so we cannot guarantee to get back to you if you require both formal or informal support in the interim time period. 

Affiliation (for formal nomination)

For a nomination to be formally recognised at the longlisting and shortlisting stages, ESEA4Labour must be affiliated to your CLP prior to December 31 of the year preceding the selection. Please let us know if you would like us to arrange affiliation.

Without affiliation, we can still informally endorse your selection (i.e. you can publicise that we support your selection).

Long-term support
In the event that you are not successful in securing endorsement this time, please continue to support the society and other members. We would happily connect you with other friendly ESEA members in Labour, advise you on political involvement, and support you if you want to run in any subsequent elections.

Best of luck!

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