Date(s) - 23/11/2019
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Leamington Spa Baptist Church
Parliamentary Candidates representing Warwick & Leamington Spa constituency answer questions from the public on 23 November. They are:
Matt Western – Labour Party
Jack Rankin – Conservative Party
Louis Adam – Lib-Dem Party
Jonathan Chilvers – The Green Party
Now that General Election is well and truly underway the local UN Association have invited the Candidates representing our local constituency to come and join in a debate from an invited audience to answer questions from the floor relating to the many issues which are outlined below.
Questions will be invited from the floor covering international issues which would be made known to the prospective Parliamentary Candidates prior to the event. This would give the Candidates an opportunity to “do their homework” on the questions and not be put on the spot during the debate.
The organisers would appreciate if you are able to submit a question for debate to the Candidates and let Gian Clare have a question asap by writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org
At the same time please indicate if you are able to attend /participate in the debate in person.
Please note the time of meeting is at 12:30 pm prompt and that this debate will not be about Brexit but equally some of the questions may have impact on Brexit.
UNA-UK’s manifesto for the 2019 General Election
The UK will hold a General Election on 12 December 2019. Clearly, debates around the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, a matter on which UNA-UK remains neutral, will play a significant part in the national conversation. However, this poll, which will decide what policies the United Kingdom pursues for the foreseeable future, is far too important to be limited to any one issue.
It is vital that parties and candidates address the range of – increasingly global – issues that impact our day-to-day lives: from our international network of trade and diplomacy, to climate change: surely the defining issue of our time.
UNA-UK has longstanding policy positions on many issues which merit significant attention in the national debate, including on climate change, gender equality, prevention of atrocities, sexual exploitation and sexual violence by UN peacekeepers and sustainable development. We also hope for informed debate on the need to proactively ban lethal autonomous weapons systems and put human rights before profit when it comes to arms exports – an urgent requirement exposed by the actions of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.
For more on UNA-UK’s position see their website.
No Ploughman’s Lunch will be available on this occasion.
However, there will be soft drinks and nibbles available for those who will feel peckish.