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

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Last answered 42 minutes ago

Candidate Transparency Poll Results

Yes

9,476 votes

72%

No

3,645 votes

28%

Distribution of answers submitted by UK [United Kingdom] voters.

1 Yes answers
1 No answers
0 overlapping answers

Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Sep 2, 2016. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.

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Data based on 30-day moving average to reduce daily variance from traffic sources. Totals may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.

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A tax return is a document which states how much income an individual or entity reported to the government. In the UK these documents are considered private and are not released to the public. After David Cameron was named in the 2016 Panama Papers scandal top MP’s including Chancellor George Osborne and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn published details of their tax returns. The UK Electoral Commission does not require individuals running for public offices to release them. In Sweden, Norway and Finland citizen’s and candidate’s tax records are considered public information and are published on the internet.  See recent Candidate Transparency news

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