Remove local areas

Proposer
Floppy
State

Rejected

Vote Score

1

Age

803 days


@Floppy edited constituencies/horsham.md - about 2 years ago

title: Horsham

Council Transparency

We are dedicated to complete transparency at all levels of government, including local councils.

Horsham district council should end its current cabinet system, which allows important decisions to be taken in private by a dominant party, and change back to a system where all councillors can be involved in decision-making.

Gatwick Expansion

We are opposed to expansion of all air travel until it can become carbon neutral. This naturally means we are opposed to the expansion of Gatwick airport in particular.

Fracking

Our national manifesto bans new fossil fuel extraction in the UK, as the only way to sufficiently reduce emissions from fossil fuels is to leave them in the ground. This means we are opposed to fracking for oil or natural gas, both in the Weald and all across the UK.

@Floppy edited constituencies/index.md - about 2 years ago

title: Your Local Area editable: false

Local issues can be just as important as national ones; this page lists local manifestos for particular areas. If you want to create a local manifesto for your area, fill in the issue form on GitHub, and we'll set up a new page for you.

Floppy

@Floppy - about 2 years ago

Now that we can easily run more projects with the same software, I think local manifestos are best done as separate projects, with a separate pool of contributors.

Autumn-Leah

@Autumn-Leah - about 2 years ago

Before I vote it in, I'd like to know how these separate manifestos are going to work, and why you think they're best done separately.

Autumn-Leah

@Autumn-Leah - about 2 years ago

I'll have to vote no until then because until I know the details, local manifestos can be incredibly valuable to include on the same site.

Vote: ❎

philipjohn

@philipjohn - about 2 years ago

I'd like to know how these separate manifestos are going to work

They'll be using the same system, so they will work in the same way. The actual vote numbers could be changed, and that may well make sense for a local manifesto that may have fewer contributors.

Floppy

@Floppy - about 2 years ago

Hey @autumn-leah, thanks. The idea is that instead of having one single manifesto, we could set up individual manifestos for specifically local areas, as @philipjohn says. It's possible to set one up in about 10 minutes, these days. I've got one running for a proposed "North Horsham people's neighbourhood plan" at https://nhpp-votebot.herokuapp.com/, for instance.

Floppy

@Floppy - about 2 years ago

In terms of why separate would be better, I think that contributions and conversations will be quite different in nature, and people who want to write a local one might not be the same as those who want to write a national one. But it's all experimental - all I know for sure is that the local pages in here never took off, and perhaps another more focused way might be better :)

geeksareforlife

@geeksareforlife - about 2 years ago

I think I agree with this in general, but would want to see the local projects linked from here in some way.

We'd also have to think about how it would work for parties (such as Something New) who are pointing at this manifesto, would there be official OpenPolitics local projects?

Vote: ✅

Floppy

@Floppy - about 2 years ago

Yeah, I'd definitely agree we need a way of linking things together, but I think that happens outside the manifesto itself. I'd suggest that we add a list of active projects on https://openpolitics.org.uk, which could link to any projects using the software platform.

Floppy

@Floppy - about 2 years ago

Tell you what, there are already a few projects running on the software stack, so I'll make a list of those, and then there will be somewhere for this content to go to. I'll get back to you.

openpolitics-bot

@openpolitics-bot - almost 2 years ago

Closed automatically: maximum age exceeded. Please feel free to resubmit this as a new proposal, but remember you will need to base any new proposal on the current policy text.