Today’s local election voting in Rogaland is underway. To help those who do not speak Norwegian understand what the Parties are fighting for, The Foreigner has made a short overview of their key policies.
Safety, community, tolerance, and democracy.
More, and better teachers.
Encourage equality for foreigners, stress importance of Norwegian language tuition, and perhaps give more the opportunity for education in their mother tongue.
Strengthen public transport, more increase investment in the railways.
Build and maintain more roads.
Immigration enriches Norway, economically and culturally.
A good Secondary School education to meet the demands of working life.
Regional cooperation with Haugesund to standardise using the International Baccalaureate (IB).
Good roads and improved public transport to bring people to and from work, as well as move goods through the county.
In favour of building Stavanger’s city tram (Bybanen).
Very important to further the work by Stavanger Mayor Leif Johan Sevland to keep and attract an international workforce to Rogaland.
Individual students more in focus rather than ‘standardised’ education.
Cut spending in Stavanger to reduce the gap between profit and expenses to 60 percent or less.
A leaner political management.
Prioritise public transport by increasing buses instead of building Bybanen.
Attracting and keeping foreigners, as economic growth depends on them.
Pupils should be more in focus, rather than bureaucracy and reporting.
Linking Rogaland together for business by building road tunnels.
In favour of building Bybanen and light rail to solve traffic challenges, and help the environment. “Park and Ride”.
Regional business development and environmental benefits by using CCS.
Outdoor areas which are safe and where children benefit the most.
Keeping and attracting foreigners.
Emphasis on more of a practical-based education for Secondary and 6th-Form Schools. Putting teachers out in business life.
Building more and maintaining/improving roads, and linking more islands with bridges for business development.
Improve public transport by investing more in trains and roads. Against Bybanen.
Using all of Rogaland’s resources, and build the region as a nature attraction.
Food production and innovation.
Included in broad political agreement to keep and attract foreigners.
Christian Democrats (Kristelig Folkepartiet/KrF)
Investing heavily to rehabilitate and maintain schools.
Competence-building for when the oil runs out. Support private schools. Each pupil should have an individual programme to realise their potential. In favour of a talent education scheme and summer ‘catch-up’ schools.
Building more roads to make Rogaland ferry-free for work, farming, and industry. A good farming industry.
Building cycle-only paths between Stavanger and Sandnes.
Emphasis on public transport, Bybanen, and bus lanes.
Keep and attract foreigners.
Socialist Left (Sosialistisk Venstre/SV)
Teaching is the most important job in the world. More teachers, no school cutbacks. Give teachers more follow-ups.
Fewer students per teacher.
Time for caring for the elderly and psychiatric patients.
In favour of Bybanen.
Free car parking outside Stavanger to allow people to take buses. A car-free Stavanger.
Free Norwegian language lessons.
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