Fair 10 Challenge

The Fair 10 Challenge was a campaign run by global justice groups in Leeds in the run up to the 2010 General Election. The campaign asked all candidates in Leeds to sign up to a 10-point manifesto agreed by local activists. The results were published online and promoted to the electorate ahead of polling day.

This is an archive of the campaign website. Please use the links below to find out more about the challenge and to view candidate’s pledges in the 2010 General Election.



About the campaign

ProtestElection time is an incredible opportunity to get your voice heard. Candidates are more receptive to ideas now than at any time during their term of office, and the promises they make now will shape their agenda for the next five years.

That’s why we’ve created the Fair 10 Challenge. It’s a campaign to get Leeds election candidates to commit to strong action on social and environmental justice. Run by a coalition of global justice activists in Leeds, the challenge asks candidates to sign up to a 10-point manifesto covering a range of issues including climate change, debt cancellation, tax justice and refugee rights.

The candidates will only be as ambitious as their constituents demand, and that’s where you come in. We need you to show your candidates that you care about global justice issues. We’ve created a petition for each constituency where people can show support for the challenge and call on their candidates to sign up to it. Please sign up now and put pressure on the next generation of Leeds MPs to take ambitious action for a fair world.

The Fair 10 Challenge is coordinated by several local campaigns groups and activists including;


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Organisation & Evaluation

The eight organisations behind the campaign worked together in a true partnership. Whilst Tidal adopted a facilitator role, decisions were taken together with no one organisation taking a lead. Key decisions were taken at weekly meetings, at which each group would send representatives. Smaller decisions would be taken over the email list. In addition, we used an internal website to share information; click the image below to view the public organising site. For those involved in the campaign, you can view the separate research site here.

After the campaign we conducted a review over two evening sessions. Aided by some creative facilitation (and a bring and share meal at half-time), we evaluated the campaign together. Notes from these sessions can be viewed here.

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