How to Win Elections

How to Win Elections


Starting Point

Types of Election

Electoral Areas

Polling Districts


Electoral Register


Registering as a Candidate




Local Press

Press Release

Public Meetings

Online Campaigning

Eve of Election

Knock-Up Areas

Election Day

Number Tellers


The Count

Post Election Party

Post Election

Election Expenses


About The Author



A manifesto is a published declaration of your policies. You should consider producing a manifesto even if you are standing in local elections because the local press features these and your local libraries will stock a copy for you. This is not something you leave until the campaign starts however and should be a collaborative effort involving as many party members as wish to and can contribute. It also helps to firm up your policies and arms you with something to discuss with electors.

You should consider the issues affecting the area in which your standing and if you are a single issue candidate your manifesto can set out clearly why you are standing.

Manifestos are often made available in local libraries especially for Council elections so make a few extra copies and be ready to make them available to the public through your libraries. Your local press may also wish for copies.

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