#5MillionVotes: Your weekly campaign round-up – the final countdown!
- 09 Dec 2019
- Jonathan Lima-Matthews
IPSE’s weekly round-up of the 2019 general election looks back at the previous week’s campaign highlights, how they affect the self-employed and what’s coming up.
Over the past week
In the second to last week of campaigning we saw the leaders of all parties battle it out for your vote. Here’s a round-up of what happened:
- It was a hung jury at IPSE’s Scotland hustings: Last week IPSE hosted another small business hustings in partnership with The Herald newspaper. The jury was out, however, as to who will win the freelance vote. Read more here: https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/18081363.freelancers-put-politicians-microscope-taxation-connectivity/?ref=ar
- We’ve put the parties under the microscope, so you don’t have to: Last week IPSE’s policy team published our manifesto tracker, scoring each party against your priorities for the next five years. So if you are still having trouble working out who to vote, here’s all you need to know to help you make your decision.
The week ahead
This week marks the closing of election campaigning, with an end to formal pledges by the parties and a move to convince you why they should get your vote. Expect the same key messages you’ve been hearing for the last few weeks hammered home every day until you’re blue/red/yellow/green in the face: “get Brexit done”, “for the many not the few” and so on.
- Thursday is election day: Don’t forget if you are registered to vote you can do so anytime between 7am and 10pm this Thursday. Find out the location of your polling station here and a list of your local candidates here.
Have your say
Let your local election candidates know how they can best support you by tweeting them using the hashtag #5MillionVotes.
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