Voting

Getting modern slavery on the election agenda

On 12 December, the UK will be going to the polls. On 13 December, the country will have a new government. We have no view as a charity on who you should vote for. But we do have a view that whoever is in power must tackle modern slavery as the highest priority.

In the run-up to the elections, party candidates will be holding ‘hustings’ sessions in their constituencies. This is a chance for you – the public – to quiz all those wanting to be your next MP on their priorities and their parties' positions.

Let’s make sure that modern slavery isn’t buried and forgotten in this election campaign.

If you are attending a hustings event, you have the opportunity to place modern slavery firmly on the agenda by asking a question to all candidates.

Here are some suggested questions, but feel free to use your own:

  • Will your party prioritise combatting modern slavery and human trafficking? If so, how? And if not, why not?
  • What provisions will your party provide to victims of modern slavery in the UK?
  • How will your party aim to combat the international trade in human beings?

If you ask a question we’d love to hear your candidates’ responses. Please do make a note and send them to comms@medaille-trust.org.uk


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