Big Issue Magazine 1254 (01 May 2017)

Big Issue

Become a Big Issue Activist, Challenge Your Candidates

We want to recruit an army of Big Issue activists to challenge candidates in every UK Parliament constituency ahead of the upcoming election on Thursday 8 June. Ready to take action? Here’s your Big Issue toolkit for change:


Look up the contact details of your current councillors / MP, and the name of your constituency:


Find out who the candidates standing in your Council ward and UK Parliament constituency are:

Who Can I Vote For? is your best bet, but Your Vote Matters may also be useful.

There’s no official source of information on candidates.


Challenge them to back prevention, first.

Will they follow The Big Issue plan of greater early intervention in fighting poverty, rather than expensive measures, later on?

Will they pledge to dismantle poverty, work for better literacy, and offer routes towards better futures rather than sticking plasters over local problems?

How are they going to tackle local poverty issues?


Once you get responses to your questions, tell us.

Fill in the form below to submit your candidate’s response.

Alternatively you can tweet your responses @bigissue using the hashtag #activistarmy or email us directly at

We will assemble the responses and let readers know which candidates are committed to a prevention future.


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