Debate between the main candidates for the Dordogne 1st constituency

In 2017, LREM won the bet in this constituency against 9 other candidates. Just like the other 3 in the Dordogne. Could Philippe Chassaing be dethroned after gaining his mandate? He defends his record against six opponents in a debate moderated by Sébastien Bouwy, editor-in-chief of France 3.

What solutions do the candidates offer to the voters of the 1st constituency in the face of the difficulties of their own regions?

purchasing power and standard of living : The Dordogne has a very high poverty rate, about 16%, and wages are lower than elsewhere in the region. The constituency has a particularly fragile economy. Amid raw material prices, bird flu, and successive crises, agriculture, which is abundant in this geography, is struggling. To compensate, the district does not have a strong industrial fabric and does not benefit from the tourist and wine assets that Sarladais and Bergeracois have.

Work : As a corollary to the previous point, employment also poses a problem. recently Liquidation of New Joinery Grégoire and the loss of 236 jobs in Montpon Ménestérol was a blow that would make it difficult for the local economy to recover.

Health and medicinal deserts: Along with Creuse, the department is one of the oldest in New Aquitaine. The department owes the maintenance of its population largely to an influx of immigrants (usually retirees) rather than to an obvious natural balance. Nursing homes, healthcare services in distress and medical deserts are very sensitive in this regard.

Opposite the outgoing LREM deputy, there are three more candidates from the left and three from the right, including the extremists.

LREM, “Together!” : Philippe Chassaing. Like Michel Delpon and Jean-Pierre Cubertafon, but unlike his Sarlat colleague Jacqueline Dubois, Philippe Chassaing retained party favors to compete for his own successor. The decision was announced late on May 11, but this 49-year-old ex-socialist converted Walker blessed in 2017, just before he applied. It is especially involved in the fight against poverty.

There is a certain number of people in financial difficulties at the end of the month, I think we need to approach the issue by trying to bring more targeted recommendations to the most vulnerable populations.

Philippe Chassaing – LREM candidate –

National Gathering: Williams Ambroise. In the department that placed Marine le Pen at the head of the last presidential election, RN plans to profit from the legislative election by posing again as the only alternative to LREM.
Retirement at 60, public and health care as well as safety, RN’s recurring themes at the national level resonate locally. RN adds locality and short circuits advocating local agriculture against the lobbies of multinationals to empower his audience. The candidate is a 49-year-old former employee of the Office HLM de Périgueux. Therefore, priority should be given locally.

In terms of employment, in fact, priority will be given to SMEs for public contracts that can support the local fabric. […] We also need to protect our economy from unfair competition and review free trade agreements, that’s what keeps us going.

Williams Ambroise – RN nominee –

Nudists: Pascale Martin. 60-year-old sociologist, LFI activist, appointed by the left union, New Union Popular Ecological and Social.. He was a candidate in the parliamentary elections in 2012, and in the departmental and regional elections in 2015. He advocates a return to a strong public service, especially health.

We have to reinstate the public service of medicine, because the profession is increasingly female and women no longer want to work like country doctors who work 70 to 80 hours a week, or even more. So today medicine needs to be brought back to a quality public service so that everyone can act appropriately. There are people today who don’t take care of themselves because we are no longer 100% safe!

Pascale Martin – NUPES nominee –

In a department where elected socialists abounded for many years, the alliance of national PS officials within NUPES simply eliminated 4 PS candidates for this legislative election in favor of the LFI and Génération.S. An embarrassing choice for Pascale Martin, who is reminded of the decision of the national authorities.

Active forces of the original socialist Dordogne Floran Vadilo. The PS candidates who entered the opposition (and thus were excluded from the PS) continued their “pre-nupe” candidacy with the unconditional support of local socialist figures, Germinal Peiro, Delphine Labails, Senator Serge Mérillou and even former Prime Minister Bernard. Cazeneuve at Périgueux on Friday, 13 May
In this constituency, 37-year-old Floran Vadillo carries the opposition socialist torch. The vice president for trade at Grand Périgueux, who was also a teacher at Science-Po Paris, decided for this to resign from his post as national secretary of the PS. The challenge is purchasing power.

Increase revenue and reduce expenses. The increase in income, pensions and indexing of living costs, young people’s income for the smallest, the minimum wage is 1400 € uro, which makes it possible to restore purchasing power. Since the government is in the process of taxing the tax and gains a financial unexpected profit, reducing expenses clearly means reducing VAT on petroleum products to 5.5%. Increase thermal refurbishment of homes because it is the main expenditure item for many retirees and the youngest today, and then I want a full return on the APL, because that is clearly what young people do.

Floran Vadillo – Forces Vives candidate from Dordogne –

Republicans: Elisabeth Marty. Since 2014, the 56-year-old mayor of Saint-Astier wants to confirm the good result of the partial municipal elections in September, where he garnered more than 54% of the vote. A new inserter that leaves the Republicans under the wide banner” right and center”. His creed is more competitive companies and better educated employees.

At some point, we definitely need to make businesses competitive if we want to provide flexibility and bring households to life. […] Let’s decide to block all taxes for both companies and employees for 20 years, and in return it is absolutely imperative that companies start providing mandatory training to their employees. Education is necessary for employment. We have children who suffer, so they inevitably become adults in pain and inevitably cannot find work.

Elisabeth Marty – Republican candidate –

PRG: Patrice Reboul. At 60, the former lawyer, ex-president and former socialist municipal elected official on Michel Moyrand’s team in Périgueux wants to defend the healthcare system and re-industrialize the Isle Valley. For this he relies on the historical anchoring of the secular and republican left of the division. He regrets the lack of foresight and foresight that often leads to social catastrophes.

The challenges of Grégoire’s carpentry: I’ve explored the area for 30 years, social conflicts, I’ve seen… […] All that had to be done was to do it upwards. When the company was taken over there were 300 jobs and that was not possible, not sustainable, not viable. We’re talking about 236 jobs today, we forget about incentive jobs. We’re closer to 350 than 236!

A major concern in rural areas and increasingly mid-sized cities, candidates cannot avoid it. Between the deserts of medicine, the necessity of establishment, the financial incentive, the local congress, the creation of a medical school in Périgueux, in the division make up an important part, the proposals differ on this puzzle.

The candidate who does not participate in this discussion for personal reasons, Pascal Leger Your Reconquest!. The far-right party keeps its promise to present one candidate in each constituency, but the task is likely to be difficult in the Dordogne, where Éric Zemmour has done even less than at the national level. The 61-year-old candidate for farming in Saint-Astier is an asylum seeker from RN. Before that, he was a running mate of current Republican candidate Elisabeth Marty.

Lutte Ouvrière party sticks to the line it has set so as not to betray its commitments in the alliances, presenting candidates in four constituencies, this will be the teacher Lise Khelfaoui is in this first constituency.

Notable is the candidacy of Emmanuelle Jean, 47-year-old entrepreneur from Animalist Party. end of intensive and industrial agriculturethe creation of a ministry for animal welfare, the prohibition of hunting and bullfights, and France’s food sovereignty.

Of the 16 MPs that have been successful since its inception in 1958, no women, only 5 PS MPs, 10 from the right, Gaullists or centre-right, and most recently Philippe Chassaing, wear LREM colours.

2017 was also the year of Emmanuel Macron’s legislative grand slam for the presidential majority, won by 3 MPs from the party and the last one by Jean-Pierre Cubertafon, a Modem sympathizer.

Ten candidates competed for the place of PS MP Pascal Deguilhem, who left office in the first constituency in 2017. He did not run for re-election after becoming a member of the district council. Half of the candidates will pass 5% in the first round: FN Marie-Catherine Halliday, ex-PS mayor of Périgueux, Laurent Mossion for Les Républicains, Hélène Reys for LFI and Philippe Chassaing, then unknown to the public, newly invested by La République en Marche The defector of PS. The last two meet in the second round. Hélène Reys, who received 45% of the vote, bows to Philippe Chassaing, who received 55%.

Seven cantons, 49 municipalities, the province of Périgueux and the 1st Dordogne region, with a population of one hundred thousand, stretches from Trélissac along the Isle valley to the Gironde border. It includes the cantons of Coulounieix-Chamiers, Montpon-Ménestérol, Périgueux, Saint-Astier, Trélissac (3 municipalities), Vallée de l’Isle, and the municipalities of Saint-André-de-Double and Saint-Vincent-de-Connezac. It is the department’s most urbanized and industrialized, but not the most populated.

The entire 26-minute discussion (recorded under live conditions on 17 May 2022) can be found by clicking here or on the video below:

The debate is broadcast on our France 3 Aquitaine antenna at 12:10.