Pragmatic Radicalism Vice Chair Jonathan Todd is pictured campaigning with members of the Westmoreland and Lonsdale CLP and Pragmatic Radicalism is pleased to be joining forced with the CLP.
Chaired by Jonathan Roberts
Chair of Labour Coast and Countryside – a new Labour body that aims to improve Labour’s rural policy, understanding of the countryside and rural campaigning ability
90 second policy ideas, quick-fire questions and debate on the future of
GOOD QUALITY HOUSING FOR LOCAL PEOPLE AND THE RURAL ECONOMY FORMAT OF EVENT:
– 90 SECONDS PER SPEAKER TO PRESENT A POLICY IDEA (up to 20 speakers)
– 3 MINUTES Q&A PER POLICY
– ONE VOTE – ONE TOP POLICY ON INDUSTRIAL POLICY
WHEN? 7.30pm-9.30pm, FRIDAY 2 NOVEMBER
WHERE? Riverside Hotel, Kendal
FREE ENTRY – LABOUR MEMBERS/SUPPORTERS WELCOME
TOP OF THE POLICIES IS ABOUT GIVING YOU A CHANCE TO PITCH A POLICY IDEA….
SPEAKERS PITCHING THEIR IDEAS ARE:
Allow councils the power to levy a premium council tax (150%) on second homes
This could deter excessive second home ownership in rural areas such as South Lakeland, with consequent socio-economic benefits locally. There would need to accompanying measures to counter tax avoidance.
Ginny Branney – Vice-Chair, Westmorland & Lonsdale CLP
Derelict Land/Property to Become Public Property
Any land or property that has been derelict or unused for more than 5 years should become public property and should be used for social housing/ allotments etc. It seems criminal that such places can be left derelict indefinitely and intentionally when land and houses are in desperately short supply.
Penny Henderson – Secretary, Westmorland and Lonsdale CLP
All Government, Local Authority or National Park Authority Owned Orperated Car Parks To Be Pay on Exit with The First 2 Hours Free. All Car Park Pay Machines To Give Change.
The cost of car parking in Towns and villages and the fear of getting a fine is driving business and visitors away from Town Centres. This is contributing to the decline of town centres and in effect driving people to out of town centres with free parking The current trend to installing pay on enter car parks with number plate recognition it a simple money raising.
Dr Robert Judson – Member of Westmorland and Lonsdale Labour Party and Windermere Town Councillor
To have the chance to present your 90 second policy idea on the on the night, please send it in the following format:
– Explanation (3 sentences max)
– How you wish to be referred to on the night (ie job title, organisation, etc)
Send to PragRad Chair, John Slinger firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the comment form below. @PragRad @JohnSlinger