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Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Party’s support baseYes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples

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?

  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union

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

  Public statementsNo


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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  ›  Taxes

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

  Party’s support baseYes

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Deportation of Suspected Terrorists

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

  Public statementsNo

Education  ›  Tuition Fees

Should the UK abolish university tuition fees?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  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?

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Free School Meals

Should free meals be offered to all primary school students?

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  NHS Profit Reimbursement

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

  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Emergency Medical Care

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

  Public statementsNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should the government abolish the inheritance tax?

  Public statementsNo

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 statementsNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Party’s support baseYes

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 stance; party believes in independence from the United Kingdom.

Foreign Policy  ›  Trident Nuclear Weapons Programme

Should the UK renew its Trident nuclear weapons programme?

  Public statementsNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

  Public statementsYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Grammar Schools

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

  Public statementsNo

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the UK assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

Should funding for local police departments be redirected to social and community based programs?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Zero Hour Contracts

Do you support the use of zero hour contracts?

  Public statementsNo

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Party’s support baseNo, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead

Transportation  ›  National Railway

Should the national railway be privatised?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?

  Public statementsNo, only if they were arrested for trafficking

Elections  ›  Electoral Reform

Should the UK switch to a proportional representation voting system?

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Party’s support baseYes

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  ›  Welsh Assembly

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

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Antisocial Behaviour Orders (ASBOs)

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

  Public statementsNo

Transportation  ›  London Underground

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Transportation  ›  High Speed 2

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

  Party’s support baseNo