For the 2008 local elections, Manchester NO2ID will survey every candidate in every ward in every council in Greater Manchester. We will use a very similar questionnaire to 2007.
You will no doubt be aware of the plan to introduce compulsory ID cards and a set of linked databases to manage aNational Identity Scheme. As this is an issue that will affect each and every voter, I am sending you this short questionnaire so as to determine your position on the nationalisation of personal identity.
- Do you support plans for a Home Office agency to track the life-history of every person over the age of 16 resident in your ward? YES/NO
- Do you support expenditure of your authority's funds on integrating council computer systems with the Home Office identity management databases andverification chargesfor council services? YES/NO
- Three dozen local authorities, the Welsh and London Assemblies and the Scottish Parliament have passed motions opposing the National Identity Scheme. If elected, would you oppose the National Identity Scheme by voting in council? OPPOSE NIS/SUPPORT NIS/ABSTAIN
Please add any comments you may have:
Thank you in advance for your reply. It is my intention to publicise the responses I receive so that voters may be clear on each candidate's position before voting on May 1st, on our website at http://manchester.no2id.net/localelections/2008