Prime Minister Gordon Brown has confirmed that the UK general election will be held on 6 May. This means that the Norwich North and Norwich South constituencies have decisions to make on who they want to represent them in the House of Commons.
Future Radio wants to help. All the candidates will be invited in to tell the Future Radio listeners their policies, and explain why they should receive your vote.
Here is the list of all the candidates in Norwich North and South. You can also click on the candidates' names to hear a podcast of their interview.
- John Cook (Labour) - Fri 23rd April, 10:30am
- Jess Goldfinch (Green) - Weds 14th April, 10.15am
- Bill Holden (Ind) - Tues 20th April, 11.30am
- Andrew Holland (The Christian Party) - Weds 28th April, 12 noon
- Thomas Richardson (BNP) - Unable to come in.
- Chloe Smith (Conservative) - Weds 14th April, 12 noon
- David Stephen (Lib Dem) - Monday 19th, 12noon
- Glenn Tingle (UKIP) - Weds 28th April, 11.15am
- Stephen Emmens (UKIP) - Monday 26th April, 11am
- Charles Clarke (Labour) - Mon 26th April, 10.30am
- Len Heather (BNP) - Unable to come in.
- Anthony Little (Conservative) - Weds 28th, 10.15am
- Gabriel Polley (Workers Rev) - Weds 21st April, 10.30am
- Adrian Ramsay (Green) - Tues 20th April, 12 noon
- Simon Wright (Lib Dem) - Fri 16th April, 10.30am
We have also been producing some other election coverage - click on the link to hear the podcasts:
Other Election Coverage
Future Radio (in partnership with Interface Learning) are midway through two training programmes working with refugees from the 'International Men's Project' who are currently living in Norwich. The group, comprised of Iraqi and Congolese refugees are being trained on how to use radio equipment and produce their own shows, which will air on Future Radio throughout the year.
Future Radios volunteer coordinator Simone Hayes, who has been working with the men for the last month, said: “As a community station we aim to give voices to communities that do not necessarily normally have a voice. We try to help people develop skills that will help them get volunteer placements or work afterwards, and we try to give people the opportunities to make themselves be heard.”
With Norwich's bid for City of Culture in 2013 gathering speed, Station manager Tom Buckham said: “I think projects like this are highly important if not essential to be included in Norwich's City of Culture bid. Culture means many different things - you have high culture such as the cathedral but you also have an emerging multiculturalism in Norwich that not many people outside the city tend to be aware of.
“For those people who work more closely with community groups it's clear that all these things contribute towards Norwich being a culturally rich city.”
Picture courtesy of the Eastern Daily Press, more from the original article is available here
In April 2010 Future Projects (formerly NR5 Project), who run Future Radio, will celebrate it's 10th anniversary.