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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Public statementsPro-life, and I also oppose abortion for victims of rape and incest

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage?

  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Public statementsNo, and I believe a mother and father family structure is best for the child

Healthcare  ›  NHS Privatisation

Should there be more or less privatisation of the NHS?

  Party’s support baseLess

Foreign Policy  ›  Human Rights Act

Should the UK abolish the Human Rights Act?

  Party’s support baseNo


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Foreign Policy  ›  European Union

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

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatisation

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

  Party’s support baseLess

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

  Party’s support baseYes, and adjust it every year according to inflation

Immigration  ›  Deportation of Suspected Terrorists

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

  Public statementsYes

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Tuition Fees

Should the UK abolish university tuition fees?

  Public statementsNo, but they should be reduced

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  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

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Public statementsNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Party’s support baseNo, but we should spend more to increase our border security

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Emergency Medical Care

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Tax Rate

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

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Mansion Tax

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

  Public statementsNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should the government abolish the inheritance tax?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Public statementsMore, but increase benefits for the elderly and disabled

Education  ›  GCSE Exams

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Child Benefit

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

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Young Benefit Claimants

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

  Public statementsLower

Domestic Policy  ›  House of Lords

Should the House of Lords be a wholly elected body?

  Public statementsNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Party’s support baseIncrease

Domestic Policy  ›  British Monarchy

Should the British Monarchy be abolished?

  Public statementsNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  National Service

Should the UK reinstate a form of mandatory national service?

  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Trident Nuclear Weapons Programme

Should the UK renew its Trident nuclear weapons programme?

  Public statementsYes

Education  ›  Grammar Schools

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

  Public statementsYes

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the UK assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Zero Hour Contracts

Do you support the use of zero hour contracts?

  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  ›  Drug Policy

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?

  Public statementsYes

Transportation  ›  National Railway

Should the national railway be privatised?

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Electoral Reform

Should the UK switch to a proportional representation voting system?

  Party’s support baseNo, keep the current “first past the post” system

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Devolved English Parliament

Should England establish a devolved Parliament?

  Public statementsNo, and devolved parliaments or assemblies should receive less power

the Economy  ›  Buy to Let

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

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Antisocial Behaviour Orders (ASBOs)

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

  Public statementsYes

Transportation  ›  London Underground

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  High Speed 2

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

  Party’s support baseNo, we should improve existing rail networks instead