Your chance to quiz local politicians
Two hustings are taking place in advance of the May 3 Merton Borough Council elections to give residents and businesses chance to quiz local politicians.
Merton Voluntary Service Council (MVSC) are organising hustings at Vestry Hall, 336-338 London Road, Mitcham, CR4 3UD on April 5 at 6pm.
All the leaders of the groups on Merton Council will be present. Book either through the MVSC website or by phone on 0208 685 1771.
The FSB, (Federation of Small Businesses) are inviting local Merton businesses and residents to a business-focused hustings event so business voters in the area can ask the questions that matter to them surrounding local business issues.
Joining FSB at Everyday Conferencing, 30 Queens Road, Wimbledon SW19 8LR on April 25 at 6.15 pm will be representatives from the main parties: Paul Kohler (Liberal Democrat), Stephen Alambritis (Labour), James Holmes, (Conservative), and Peter Southgate (Merton Park Ward Residents’ Association).
You can read The FSB London Local Election Manifesto, sent to all candidates with a clear ask of all London’s 33 local councils: ‘Think Small First’
FSB London is calling for:
- A considerable increase in the number of contracts (over the four year period) at Borough level which are aimed at micro and small businesses.
- Councils to shine a light on poor payment practice and ensure that prime contractors pass on the payment terms of the council to their subcontracted suppliers – by building this into their contracts and monitoring if this has been fulfilled.
March 28, 2018