|In October 2004* all voters in the
North West Region of England will be asked to decide if they
want the current Regional Assembly directly Elected or wish
to remain with the current system of being controlled by the
assembly made up of all local councils and business representation.
(*subject to confirmation)
Electoral Education Ltd, an impartial electoral education
provider, has been asked to carry out the task of identifying
the issues, debating them and making them available through
the web library of www.RegionalReferendum.org , printed word
and through the educational system.
ElectionsUK will only act as the facilitator and, as they
have done in previous projects over the last three years encouraging
“Active Citizenship”, leave the decisions as to
what should be included or excluded to a respected third party
agreed by both sides.
In the North West we are pleased to confirm that The Bishop
of Liverpool, Rt Rev James Jones has agreed to take on this
task and been accepted by both the Yes and No sides. We will
support him and seek advice from The Electoral Commission
should he so require.
INDENTIFY THE ISSUES
FROM THE INTERESTED PARTIES AND THE PUBLIC
MP,S, MEP,S, COUNCIL LEADERS,
OPPOSITION AND PUBLIC & VOLUNTARY SERVICES, AND
BUSINESS LEADERS FOR THEIR VIEWS. THIS WILL BE IN AUDIO
AND TEXT FORMAT
THESE ISSUES IN IMPARTIAL ARENAS AND ENCOURAGE INTERACTIVE
FEEDBACK AND QUESTIONS
INFORM AND POLL IMPARTIALLY
THE VOTERS WITH THE OPTIONS
THE YOUNG ON THE ISSUES AND GET THEIR VIEWS