Last week's notice sheet included the following announcements:
Reading East Election 2010
Quiz the Candidates on sustainability issues with
Professor Chris Garforth of
Climate Change, a sustainable
In 2010 Reading East will elect its MP for the next five years. Find out what your candidates would do to combat Climate Change and help build a more sustainable
Do you have a burning question: Environment, Energy
Transport, Biodiversity, Sustainable Economy?
Submit it in advance at www.gren.org.uk
Question YOUR candidates
Reading East: Monday 19 April, 7.30pm, at
Reading West: Monday 26 April, 7.30pm, at
Reading Faith Forum are giving you the opportunity to meet and question your candidates. We need your questions before the meeting, so please send them to Jan Hearn (firstname.lastname@example.org
Please indicate whether you will be at the East or West meeting to ask your question.
This is especially important in Reading East which is a marginal constituency. To prepare ourselves for this the Earthing Faith website has gathered a number of resources, some of which I've copied below, but do go to the site to find more:
Ask the climate question
Ask The Climate Question brings together a coalition of UK environmental and development charities and not-for-profits to put climate change firmly on the election agenda. Focusing on the marginal seats where the candidates and political parties are listening the hardest, they are calling on everyone to: Ask the Climate Question.
Further information and resources: Ask The Climate Questions main website | Tearfund (including a poster for your window: colour and black & white ) | Christian Aid | Friends of the Earth
Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) have produced material to help churches to prepare for a General Election: www.churcheselection.org.uk
On an entirely different subject: this year's church phone directory recently appeared, now with photos on the front and back, two of which effectively highlight the church's identity as a community concerned with the environment because they're of the Wave.
Reading West is regarded as a marginal, its the Tory 107th target. East is a Labour target, but dont think anyone expects them to win.ReplyDelete
Rob Wilson won Reading East by only 475 votes in 2005. This is presumably the basis on which Ask the Climate Question are considering it a marginal seat.ReplyDelete