Quaker questions to candidates
In early 2015, Manchester & Warrington Area Meeting's Social Justice Group sent questions to the parliamentary candidates standing in six constituencies across the wider Manchester area. The nine questions covered peace, environment, and economic and social justice.
We did this because we felt that political debate at election tends to be narrow and short-termist. Quakers will want to ask deeper questions than 'will this measure leave me a bit better off?'. So we challenged them for answers about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and Trident, about economic growth and military interventions.
Let us set a candidate's stance against the full richness of the Quaker world view- Enid Pinch, Manchester and Warrington Social Justice Group
Just nine questions – we could have thought of ninety, but we did what we could cope with. Let us set a candidate's stance against the full richness of the Quaker world view.
The questions and candidate responses are all available online. To find out more about the questionnaire contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and feel free to use the questionnaire to contact the parliamentary candidates in your own constituency, or as inspiration for your own questions.