Glasgow constituency holding fictional by-election as part of this year’s UK Parliament Week
On November 7th a mock by-election will be held between 1.00-1.30 pm; which will be followed by the Count, and under the supervision of the Returning Officer who will announce the results at 2 pm. After this happens the brand new, elected MP will make a short speech.
The names of the candidates and parties have all been revealed with Emily Moore of the Tomorrow party, Gary Denver of the Progress party, and Patryk Witkowski of the Vision party.
In an interview with all 3 candidates, they were asked what each of their chosen policies are, why they have chosen them, and if there is a personal reason behind choosing their specific policies.
Gary Denver was the first person to be interviewed about his party campaign, named Progress Party he was asked the same personal yet important questions about what he would propose if his party got elected, and he said his policies are” ensuring prisoners who are imprisoned for life stay there for life, ensuring all households have full strength broadband, because everything is electronic based and if this is the way the world is going we need to make it available and also wants to withdraw international aid from any country that is involved in war or conflict” he said he chose this policy because any “two countries who are fighting in a war are committing atrocities”
The next person to be interviewed was Emily Moore who is campaigning to be leader of the Tomorrow party. When detailing her policies she said she would be” Ensuring the best value for council taxpayers, offering GP appointments 24 hours a day, protecting and enhancing our urban and natural environment and improving social and public health and wellbeing. She gave a personal reason behind this saying: “They are the issues closest to my heart, everyone should have the right to get the best out of life, their communities, with both health and social care, are key to a thriving economy”
The third and final campaigner for the Vision party is Patryk Witkowski who had a different take on his chosen policies in comparison to Gary Denver who said in an interview “The number one flagship is to build homes, the only way to solving the housing problems is to build houses, increase funding for apprenticeships, helping people join the workforce and have more diversified opportunities, to interconnect new communities by funding annual community party in every town across the UK. A lot of these are foundational necessities, having homes is a building block for any country”
All we have to do is wait until next week for the final results in a tight and competitive campaign.