The General Election and the VCSE Sector
What do the party manifestos say about the VCSE sector?
The Local Government Associtaion has produced a helpful breakdown of the manifestos, according to key themes such as: housing; children and young people; health and social care; and, community safety. Click here to read it.
How can the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector get involved?
1. Encourage those you work with to vote
Whilst the Charity Commission guidelines state that VCSE organisations must be politically neutral, this does not mean you can’t talk politics. There is nothing to stop you encouraging those you work with to vote – and signposting them to useful resources* to help them decide. Click here for more information on the VCSE sector and campaigning.
For more information on the list of candidates - and how to contact them, click here.
You can also view NCVO’s Manifesto, which “calls on candidates from all parties to think about how they can support voluntary organisations and volunteering, and summarises the most pressing and topical actions that we know our members want to see from the next government”.
*Which party to vote for? Some useful resources
- http://www.votingcounts.org.uk/policy-matrix.html (currently being updated)
- Full Fact is an independent fact checking organisation that attempts to provide an objective view on the claims made by politicians during interviews and debates: https://fullfact.org
- PoliticsHome's Manifesto Hub pulls all party manifestos into one place, along with the policy priorities of other expert organisations.