Is there a Women’s Agenda for the Local Elections – should there be?
A Women’s Agenda for the Local Elections May 2008
* Have you heard politicians canvassing for votes mention a policy that is important to you as a woman?
* Or do you think politicians are taking women’s vote for granted?
* Or in the 21st century maybe you think local issues are gender neutral?
So with just over a week to go we thought we would try and help make public the concerns and priorities for women with a vote to cast on 1st May 2008.
Maybe your concerns are ‘traditional’ women’s issues, such as more affordable child care, more local well paid part time work, more affordable housing, easy access to appropriate health care, better services for carers, choice of school places, .
Or maybe your concerns are more about your area’s infrastructure, such as cheaper/better public transport, more cycle lanes, more play and sports grounds, no closure of local post offices, safer streets, more dentists surgeries, .
And because we appreciate that funding of women’s services is such a critical issue for many women, we want to ask a separate question about that, but hope you will use the other questions to help us compile a list of the unmet needs of women in your local area.
We realise that not everyone will be having local elections – if you are not sure see the lists at http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/elections/elections2008.cfm. But even if there aren’t local elections in your area, why not get your voice heard now – it may make a difference when it is your turn!
We hope you will find time to take this survey.
We will close the survey at 4pm on Tuesday 29th April and will make every effort to publish the results by Wednesday 30th April
To take the survey go to http://s-6y98u-43773.sgizmo.com