Three top things to ask this general election
21 April 2017
A UK general election has been called for 8 June 2017. Now is a vital opportunity to speak up for the poorest communities and work together for the common good. We must encourage and challenge all political parties and candidates to show how they will do the same.
Love is civic and political, and it makes itself felt in every action that seeks to build a better world.
Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ #231
This election must look to the kind of society we wish to create for ourselves and to pass on to our children. It’s also about the world we want to see for our brothers and sisters worldwide, especially those who are poorest and most vulnerable.
So that is why, at this crucial moment, we are inviting you to ask an election question.
What questions should I ask?
How do I ask an election question?
- When candidates or canvassers come knocking at your door.
- In a letter directly to candidates or to a local newspaper.
- At a hustings meeting, where candidates debate policies and answer questions from the audience. Look out for what’s happening in your local area in your local papers, on notice boards or through your local Churches Together network.
- By calling to your local radio station. They often hold call-ins around election time and ask for questions from their listeners.
- Take action online now
Email your candidates, using our general election briefing as a guide. The more personal you make it, the more it will stand out.