Elected Labour party politicians may be required to spend at least 25% of their working week outside parliament, town halls and provincial government offices and meeting voters ‘in the street’.
The proposal is one of nine which will be presented to members in The Hague on Thursday afternoon. The aim of the proposals, which have been a year in the making, is to bring an end to the ‘powerless feelings’ that exist in ordinary citizens.
The Labour party must become a party of the ‘shop floor’ and the ‘neighbourhood’, broadcaster Nos quotes the report as saying.
Support for the Labour party has slumped since the 2012 general election when it won 38 seats in parliament. In the latest polls the party is hovering at around 14 seats.
The commission which drew up the proposals says the solutions for social problems should come from people themselves.
Plans are also under way for legislation which will give more rights to locals to determine their own future in schools, public institutions and with care providers. People should have the feeling they jointly own such public institutions, the commission says.
The proposals will be voted on at the next party congress.
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