Albion Alliance Progress Report

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

 We are pleased to  announce the Albion Alliance 2010  Candidate Database, correspondence and response page.

As MP’s and Prospective Parliamentary Candidates are  written to, and responses are received, we will be making available to the  public via our database the details of that correspondence as and when they are  received. In order to view that correspondence, you may enter the searchable  database here, (initially arranged  in constituency order), scroll down or use the search facility to find the  candidate or constituency of your choice, and then scroll across the page to the  correspondence columns. The highlighted link (if there is one) will take you to  all the correspondence sent and received for that candidate.

If you have written to your MP or Parliamentary  Candidate concerning the Albion Alliance pledge, or received a reply from them,  please forward it on to us by email, or as a scanned attachment if it is a hard  copy letter, so that we may include that correspondence into the  database.
But don’t stop there, write another letter, to  another candidate, or get your friends to write as well. The more letters that  are written to Parliamentary Candidates the more pressure that this campaign can  exert.

The Albion Alliance would wish to place on record  their appreciation and thanks to both existing MPs standing for re-election, and  Prospective Parliamentary Candidates, who have already responded to e-mails and  letters.

Parliamentary Protocol:
Please remember that the Albion Alliance campaign is  a National matter, not a Constituency matter. It has come to our attention that  MPs – and some PPCs – have resorted to not responding to letters and e-mails  from members of the public, who live outside their constituency, on the basis  that ‘Parliamentary Protocol’ prohibits an MP from providing an opinion on  matters that do not affect his/her constituency. This ‘defence’ is nothing but  obfuscation on the part of MPs who are standing for re-election, and  Parliamentary Candidates, from passing an opinion on ‘national’ matters. They  need to be reminded that, all too often, they are only too happy to pass comment  on ‘national’ matters in the hope that it provides publicity for them, together  with a ’soundbite’. The Albion Alliance would remind everyone that whilst such a  ‘protocol’ may exist for purely constituency matters, it does not apply for  matters of National interest. The Albion Alliance hope that those writing and  e-mailing candidates will press for a reply on the basic question that is being  asked and in this respect please refer to ‘Draft Letters‘ where a suggested  response has been posted.

The Candidate Database has been compiled from  publicly available information and is as complete as we are able at this time to  make it. There are still political parties to declare candidates for many  constituencies, or to make their lists of candidates publicly available, and  these will be added to the database as and when the information becomes  available. 

If you are aware of any omissions or errors, we would  be pleased if you could let us know by using the ‘Report any Data Errors’ button  inside the database.

To Enter the Albion Alliance Database of  Parliamentary Candidates please click here.


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