For your campaign you are required to write a Candidate Statement.
A manifesto is a public statement of intentions: this simply means you telling people publicly what you are all about. In this case it is also an opportunity to tell people what you will aim to do should you be elected.
Essentially, your Candidate Statement should state what you would plan to do in your time of office, and what changes you would make. It isn’t an excuse to bad mouth your opposition, or make unrealistic promises. Take some time before you write it to think about what you believe you can achieve and what the voters would respond to.
Some top tips for writing your Candidate Statement:
For examples of what Candidtate Statements can look like, please see our collection from the 2013 election