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Election Agent

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Election or constituency agents work for a political party. They are responsible for the proper management of a candidate's election campaign. Many agents are part time and unpaid.

They may work only when an election is coming up.

The Work

You could be:

Election agents are responsible in law for managing a candidate's election campaign. This includes all financial aspects of the campaign such as election expenses.

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries for election or constituency agents tend to be between £18,000 and £21,000 a year. This might rise to between £25,000 and £30,000 a year, depending on experience and responsibilities.

Note that many agents are volunteers and are paid only expenses.

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Getting In

What Does it Take?

You should be:

You should have:

Training

Getting On

More Information

The Labour Party employs election agents, each of whom is responsible for several constituencies.

The Conservative Party employs constituency agents (CAs) in a few Scottish constituencies. CAs are employed for several years and usually work through more than one election campaign.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

European Parliament Office in Scotland
Tel: 0131 557 7866
E-mail: epedinburgh@europarl.europa.eu
Website: http://www.europarl.org.uk/
Twitter: @EP_Edinburgh

Scottish Conservatives
Tel: 0131 524 0030
Website: http://www.scottishconservatives.com
Twitter: @ScotTories
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScottishConservatives

Scottish Green Party
Tel: 08700 772 207
Website: https://greens.scot
Twitter: @scotgp
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScottishGreens

Scottish Labour Party
Tel: 0141 572 6900
E-mail: scotland@labour.org.uk
Website: http://www.scottishlabour.org.uk/
Twitter: @scottishlabour
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScottishLabourParty/

Scottish Liberal Democrats
Tel: 0131 337 2314
Website: http://www.scotlibdems.org.uk/
Twitter: @scotlibdems
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScotLibDems/

Scottish National Party (SNP)
Tel: 0800 633 5432
E-mail: info@snp.org
Website: http://www.snp.org/
Twitter: @theSNP
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theSNP

Scottish Parliament
Tel: 0800 092 7500
Minicom / Textphone: 0800 092 7100
E-mail: info@parliament.scot
Website: http://www.parliament.scot
Twitter: @ScotParl
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scottishparliament

Solidarity SSM
Website: https://solidarity.scot

UK Independence Party (UKIP) Scotland
Website: http://www.ukip.scot
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UKIPInScotland/

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