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Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union

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

  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Party’s support basePro-choice

Healthcare  ›  NHS Privatisation

Should there be more or less privatisation of the NHS?

  Public statementsLess

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage?

  Public statementsYes


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Foreign Policy  ›  Human Rights Act

Should the UK abolish the Human Rights Act?

  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatisation

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

  Party’s support baseLess

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 baseNo

Immigration  ›  Deportation of Suspected Terrorists

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but only if their human rights will be respected by the country they are deported to

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

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

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Party’s support baseYes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country

the Economy  ›  Tax Evasion

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Tuition Fees

Should the UK abolish university tuition fees?

  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  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

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  United States of Europe

Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Public statementsFewer

the Economy  ›  Free Trade

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  British Monarchy

Should the British Monarchy be abolished?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

  Party’s support baseRaise

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana?

  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but not for cosmetics

the Economy  ›  Tax Rate

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

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  NHS Profit Reimbursement

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but I would rather eliminate any privatisation of the NHS

Healthcare  ›  Emergency Medical Care

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

  Public statementsNo

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

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Fox Hunting

Do you support the practice of hunting foxes with dogs?

  Public statementsNo

Education  ›  Standardised Curriculum

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  GCSE Exams

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

  Public statementsNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Zero Hour Contracts

Do you support the use of zero hour contracts?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should the government abolish the inheritance tax?

  Public statementsNo

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  House of Lords

Should the House of Lords be a wholly elected body?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Party’s support baseIncrease

the Economy  ›  Mansion Tax

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

  Public statementsYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Party’s support baseDecrease

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Child Benefit

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

  Public statementsNo

Education  ›  Free School Meals

Should free meals be offered to all primary school students?

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  National Service

Should the UK reinstate a form of mandatory national service?

  Public statementsNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?

  Public statementsNo

Domestic Policy  ›  West Lothian Question

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Public statementsYes

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

Education  ›  Grammar Schools

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Young Benefit Claimants

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

  Public statementsNo

Immigration  ›  EU Migrant Quota

Should the EU impose a quota of migrants per country?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Trident Nuclear Weapons Programme

Should the UK renew its Trident nuclear weapons programme?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

  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

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?

  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  National Railway

Should the national railway be privatized?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Party’s support baseHelp

Elections  ›  Electoral Reform

Should the UK switch to a proportional representation voting system?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Central EU Agency

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the UK flag?

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Authoritarian Sanctions

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Party’s support baseYes, as long as it was not a felony, violent, financial, or sexual crime

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  House of Lords

Should the House of Lords be abolished?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but require the labelling of foods that are genetically modified

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

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

  Party’s support baseYes, and refusing to defend other NATO countries sets a dangerous precedent for the balance of global power

Immigration  ›  Migrant Children

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

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  European Commission

Should the European Commission be dismantled?

  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  Free Schools

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

  Public statementsNo

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the UK assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union Countries

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for members of Parliament?

  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  ›  Devolved English Parliament

Should England establish a devolved Parliament?

  Public statementsYes, and more power should be given to regional governments

the Economy  ›  Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  School Truancy

Should the government decriminalize school truancy?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Welsh Assembly

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

  Public statementsYes, the Welsh assembly should be given powers equal to those of the Scottish Parliament

the Economy  ›  Buy to Let

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

  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 baseYes, and extend it to Scotland

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?

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Antisocial Behaviour Orders (ASBOs)

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

  Public statementsYes, but increase penalties so offenders take them more seriously

Transportation  ›  London Underground

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Party’s support baseNo