General Election 2019 Parliamentary candidates: what to ask them
Over the next month many UK General Election candidates will be knocking on your door, holding rallies and talking to you online.
When they come calling it’s your chance to challenge their plans.
Here’s a set of questions that can support your conversations with your candidates to help you hold them to account:
1. What is your vision to make sustainable food and farming mainstream within 10 years?
2. Say no to chlorine-washed chicken.
- How will you protect us from damaging trade deals that put low quality, low-welfare food on our tables and put British farmers out of business?
3. Our children deserve good diets.
- How many schools in the constituency ensure children get healthy food choices?
- How will you support local authorities to make good food the easy choice in schools and hospitals?
4. Our bees are on the brink.
- What will you do to stop pollution, protect soils and make nature-friendly farming, like organic, the norm?
5. Stop the rise of intensive agriculture.
- What will you do to give all animals a good life and make grass-fed, high-welfare farming mainstream?
6. Boost the rural economy.
- How will your policies support local supply chains to be sustainable?
- How will you connect your constituents with local farms?
- What support do you propose to train the next generation of farmers to adapt to climate change?
7. Get trees in the ground.
- How are you making it easy for local communities, landowners and farmers to grow trees and practice agroforestry?