I have decided that the fairest way to decide who I should back for Labour candidate for Brighton Pavilion is to ask you all the same questions and make my choice on who gives the answers I like best.
If you give an answer I agree with - you get 3 points, an answer I disagree with - 1 point (for being honest) and a non answer gets 0 points (a particularly vacuous answer might get a point deducted).
1. Do you think faith schools should be encouraged? Yes or No?
2. Are you in favour of a more proportional electoral system for Westminster? Yes or No?
3. Should taxation be increased further to pay for better public services? Yes or No?
4. Do you agree that taxing higher earners more is the best way to reduce inequality? Yes or No?
5. Do you agree with the idea of a Citizen's Basic Income? (a universal payment regardless of employment status to cover basic living costs - food, shelter etc) Yes or No?
6. Are you in favour (in principle) of road pricing to reduce congestion? Yes or No?
7. Should we replace Trident? Yes or No?
8. Should we continue nuclear power generation? Yes or No?
Tie Break Questions (in no more than 50 words each):
What 3 main things can government do to improve the environment?
Opposition parties and the press are bound to criticise the All Women Shortlist process and label you as a 'blair babe' or as 'imposed by the leadership' against the local party's wishes. How would you answer this charge?
Cheers to all of you who take the time to reply to this by 14th May (which should be the date of the next Regency ward meeting). I hope I am not being too impertinent. Feel free to ignore the questions if you wish, but I will support and campaign for whoever scores the highest.