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Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Party’s support baseNo, hire professionally trained security guards instead

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Public statementsPro-choice, but ban after the first three months

Healthcare  ›  NHS Privatisation

Should there be more or less privatisation of the NHS?

  Public statementsLess, and nationalise all health services

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?

  Public statementsYes, but only increase funding for personalised care instead of subsidising pharmaceutical companies

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union

Do you agree with the UK’s Brexit decision to withdraw from the European Union?

  Public statementsYes


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Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatisation

Should there be more or less privatisation of hospital and healthcare services?

  Public statementsLess, and there should be no privatization of the healthcare industry

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage?

  Public statementsYes

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

Should the government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only for deadly contagious diseases

Foreign Policy  ›  Human Rights Act

Should the UK abolish the Human Rights Act?

  Public statementsYes, replace it with a bill of rights that gives the UK more legislative control

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?

  Public statementsYes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Deportation of Suspected Terrorists

Should the UK deport immigrants who are considered to be promoting terrorism?

  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

  Public statementsYes, and make it a living wage

the Economy  ›  Tax Evasion

Should the government prosecute people who avoid paying taxes by hiding money in foreign bank accounts?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

Should the government increase environmental regulations on businesses to reduce carbon emissions?

  Public statementsNo, and the current government is over-regulating businesses

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should the U.K. raise taxes on the rich?

  Public statementsNo, keep the current tax structure

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors?

  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?

  Public statementsYes, strictly screen immigrants for criminal backgrounds

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?

  Public statementsYes, until terrorist attacks decrease

Education  ›  Tuition Fees

Should the UK abolish university tuition fees?

  Public statementsYes, but only for citizens

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Public statementsYes, but only for horrific crimes with undeniable evidence

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

Should the government be able to monitor phone calls and emails?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Public statementsNo, and we should not try to influence any other country’s elections or policy

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Public statementsYes, and remove multilingual translations from government documents and services

Healthcare  ›  NHS Profit Reimbursement

Should private firms reimburse the NHS if they exceed a 5% profit on contracts?

  Public statementsYes, but I would rather eliminate any privatisation of the NHS

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into the United Kingdom?

  Public statementsYes, but I would prefer a permanent ban

Healthcare  ›  Emergency Medical Care

Should foreign visitors have to pay for emergency medical treatment during their stay in the UK?

  Public statementsYes

the Environment  ›  Plastic Product Ban

Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned?

  Public statementsNo, increase consumer incentives to recycle these products instead

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics?

  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Party’s support baseYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

Foreign Policy  ›  United States of Europe

Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe?

  Public statementsNo

the Environment  ›  Fox Hunting

Do you support the practice of hunting foxes with dogs?

  Public statementsYes, this is a tradition that supports rural communities

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana?

  Public statementsNo, and increase penalties for non-violent drug offenders

the Economy  ›  Free Trade

Should the U.K. pursue free trade deals with other countries?

  Public statementsYes, but only if strong protections for our national resources and workers are enacted with each trade deal

the Economy  ›  Welfare

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?

  Public statementsMore, and deny benefits to immigrants

Immigration  ›  Citizenship Test

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should the government abolish the inheritance tax?

  Public statementsYes

Education  ›  Standardised Curriculum

Should all state schools be required to follow a standard curriculum?

  Public statementsYes

Education  ›  Free School Meals

Should free meals be offered to all primary school students?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Mansion Tax

Should homeowners pay higher taxes on "mansions" valued over £2m?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Tax Rate

Should the top tax rate of income over £150,000 be raised to 50 percent?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Child Benefit

Should child benefits be restricted to a maximum of two children?

  Public statementsYes, with a maximum of two children

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should the U.K. raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Public statementsKeep current rates but eliminate deductions and loop holes

Education  ›  GCSE Exams

Should every student be required to take a GCSE exam at the end of Year Eleven?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Young Benefit Claimants

Should 18-21 year olds take on unpaid community work in order to claim benefits?

  Public statementsYes, and every capable person claiming benefits should take on unpaid community work

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

Should the UK increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers?

  Public statementsIncrease, our economy relies on businesses hiring the highest skilled workers at the lowest cost

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  British Monarchy

Should the British Monarchy be abolished?

  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Public statementsDecrease, and we should not give foreign aid to any countries

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

Should bankers’ bonuses be capped at 100% of their pay?

  Public statementsNo, any worker should be rewarded based on their success

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  House of Lords

Should the House of Lords be a wholly elected body?

  Public statementsAbolish the House of Lords

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use?

  Party’s support baseNo

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the UK assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Public statementsIncrease

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Public statementsYes, and provide more free public transportation

Social  ›  Niqāb

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?

  Public statementsNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

Should foreigners, currently residing in the United Kingdom, have the right to vote?

  Public statementsNo, only legal citizens should be allowed to vote

the Environment  ›  Fracking

Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  32-Hour Work Week

Do you support a 32-hour work week?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?

  Public statementsNo, we should decriminalise most drugs

Healthcare  ›  Safe Haven

Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?

  Public statementsNo, this would encourage drug use and lower funding for rehabilitation centers

Domestic Policy  ›  National Service

Should the UK reinstate a form of mandatory national service?

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  West Lothian Question

Should Welsh, Scottish, and Northern Irish MPs be entitled to vote on legislation which only affects England?

  Public statementsNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Zero Hour Contracts

Do you support the use of zero hour contracts?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

Should the Chinese government be able to extradite fugitives from Hong Kong?

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  EU Migrant Quota

Should the EU impose a quota of migrants per country?

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Net Neutrality

Should internet service providers be allowed to speed up access to popular websites (that pay higher rates) at the expense of slowing down access to less popular websites (that pay lower rates)?

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Party’s support baseNo, sentence them to life in prison without parole instead

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?

  Public statementsNo, recession is a natural cycle that purges excess

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Trident Nuclear Weapons Programme

Should the UK renew its Trident nuclear weapons programme?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

Should citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

Should immigrants to the United Kingdom be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?

  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  Grammar Schools

Would you support the return of a selective education system and the reintroduction of grammar schools?

  Public statementsYes

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods?

  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public?

  Party’s support baseYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Party’s support baseHurt

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the UK flag?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Migrant Children

Should the children of migrants who live in French territories be allowed to join their families?

  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Central EU Agency

Should intelligence agencies be merged to create a central EU agency?

  Public statementsNo

Transportation  ›  National Railway

Should the national railway be privatised?

  Public statementsNo, eliminate any privatisation and have the government operate the trains and tracks

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Public statementsNo

Education  ›  Free Schools

Should the government allow businesses, charities, parents or teachers to use public money to start "free schools"?

  Public statementsYes

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?

  Public statementsNo, we should build more prisons

Foreign Policy  ›  Afghanistan

Should the UK pull all military troops out of Afghanistan?

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Authoritarian Sanctions

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments?

  Public statementsNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Electoral Reform

Should the UK switch to a proportional representation voting system?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country?

  Public statementsNo, but drastically increase taxes and import tariffs on outsourcing businesses

the Economy  ›  Bedroom Tax

Should tenants receive less benefits if they live in a housing association or council property with more bedrooms than occupants?

  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  European Commission

Should the European Commission be dismantled?

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.K. defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP?

  Public statementsNo, we should not defend any NATO country that spends less than 2% of their GDP on military defense

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for members of Parliament?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union Countries

Should the number of countries in the European Union be reduced to 15?

  Public statementsYes, but I would prefer to abolish the European Union

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country?

  Public statementsYes, our country has been on the losing side of trade deals for too long

Education  ›  School Truancy

Should the government decriminalize school truancy?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Buy to Let

Should mortgage lenders be allowed to provide buy-to-let mortgage loans?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Devolved English Parliament

Should England establish a devolved Parliament?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Public statementsYes, adjust them yearly for cost of living

Domestic Policy  ›  Antisocial Behaviour Orders (ASBOs)

Do you support the use of Antisocial Behaviour Orders (ASBOs)?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Do you support the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Free Broadband

Should the government provide free broadband to all UK homes and businesses?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Non-Domicile Rule

Should the government abolish the non-domicile rule which allows residents to limit the tax paid on earnings outside the UK?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Welsh Assembly

Should the Welsh assembly be granted more devolved power from Parliament to create regional laws?

  Party’s support baseNo

Transportation  ›  London Underground

Should the London Underground be considered an "essential service" which would ban all future worker strikes?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Party’s support baseNo

Transportation  ›  High Speed 2

Do you support the construction of a high speed railway (HS2) connecting London to Birmingham?

  Public statementsNo, we should improve existing rail networks instead

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?

  Party’s support baseYes