Crowdsourcing the leadership: questions for Ed Miliband

Labour Uncut is interviewing Ed Miliband about his leadership bid.

What should we ask him?  What would your vote depend on?  Here’s a chance to have your say in a crowdsourced interview.

Add your questions to this thread as a comment, by 6pm on Monday 19th July.

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21 Responses to “Crowdsourcing the leadership: questions for Ed Miliband”

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  2. Adam says:

    What Labour commitments other than just imposing AV on the country without a referendum, were you prepared to sell-off in your coalition negotiations with the Lib Dems?

  3. Jamie says:

    What are your plans for the nationalised banks such as Northern Rock? What are your opinions on mutualising these banks?

  4. Jae says:

    Following Ed Balls and Diane Abbott announcing their support for marriage equality, will he retract his comments about there not being enough people calling for it and come out in support LGBT equality?

  5. Sean Morton says:

    I’m backing you but was alarmed by your position on the issue of gay marriage. Do you believe same-sex couples should be afforded the same marriage rights as mixed-sex couples or not? (This is a deal breaker)

  6. james says:

    The co-operative sector is a growing part of the UK economy. What would you do as leader to promote the creation of more co-owned firms in the private sector?

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  8. Ronald MacDonald says:

    When are you going to put some flesh on the bones of what the “high pay commission” is supposed to actually do? This policy could be a humiliation for us if we don’t have some credible answers and I haven’t heard any yet. Here’s my suggestion: remuneration over a certain level should cease to be tax-deductible on the part of the employer. This retains the liberal principle that employers should be able to pay what they want, while ensuring that they have to absorb the full cost of doing so (rather than this burden effectively being subsidised by other tax payers, as now).

  9. Gareth Young says:

    Dear Ed,

    On your Labour Space website I started a ‘National Conversation for England” campaign which advocated a consultation of the people of England on how they wished to be governed (in the spirit of the Scottish Constitutional Convention, the All Wales Convention, Calman Commission, Kilbrandon Commission and Labour’s own ‘Governance of Britain’ initiative). Given the failure of Labour’s regional assemblies experiment, and given the drive for further devolution to Scotland and Wales, would you support a national conversation for England, with the possibility of an English constitutional convention, so that the people of England can take the same decisions and enjoy the same popular sovereignty as the devolved nations in regard to how we are governed?

  10. ianrobo says:

    Ed, We need the grassroots to be involved to counteract the huge resources of the tories

    What are your plans for this ?

  11. Dan Wright says:


    How do you propose to rebalance the economy whilst meeting and improving upon commitments to carbon emission reductions and other green issues?

  12. edward says:

    Would Ed Miliband be willing to join an All-Party Parliamentary Group on Long Term Conditions?

  13. epictrader says:

    Ed, Labour Party supporters in Northern Ireland can now join the party as full members. The next step is to allow those members to choose and put forward candidates to run in local and Parliamentary elections. As leader, will you support this simple democratic right and, if so, when shall it be so approved?

  14. Michael says:

    Ed, you put the Boston Red Sox website on your desert island discs. A bit closer to home, which football team do you follow and who is your favourite player?

  15. Terry says:

    You seem to have won over a lot of young labour activists. Why do you think young Labour members are drawn to you and your campaign?

  16. Jack1983 says:

    Which Labour leader do you most associate yourself with and why?

  17. AnneOxford says:

    Who was more succesful with girls at school, you or David?

  18. Gerry says:

    What was the first gig you ever went to?

  19. Dan says:

    What are the 10 ways you can be given out in Cricket?

  20. Mark says:

    What are your thoughts on the Holtham report and the referendum on more powers for the Welsh Assembly and would you campaign for such powers?

  21. DPT says:

    Ed, you have said that you would keep the 50p top tax rate permanently. I am not a top rate earner and do believe in the virtue of wealth redistribution but I firmly do not agree with such a penal tax rate. It is a fallacy often used by comrades that high earners keep 50p in every pound they earn. In fact when you calculate national insurance, VAT and all the other taxes we pay, you get close to something around 25p in the pound for those top earners who pay their taxes honestly. I am all for catching those who avoid tax through clever accounting, but we need to have a tax system that encourages people to earn money and pay a fair amount of tax rather than justify a system which penalises those who have worked hard to get to where they are. Once we have brought the deficit down, we need to propose a sensible and fair tax system which encourages aspiration at all levels and ends the ridiculous merry-go-round which is the current system.

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