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Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage?

  Party’s support baseYes, but allow churches the right to refuse same-sex ceremonies

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?

  Party’s support baseNo, but criminals should lose many of these rights


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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, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

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, and adjust it every year according to inflation

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

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

Education  ›  Tuition Fees

Should the UK abolish university tuition fees?

  Party’s support baseYes, and replace it with a graduate tax

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Party’s support baseNo, too many people are innocently convicted

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, but we should ban immigrants from “high risk” countries

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

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, and ban all disposable products that are not made of at least 75% of biodegradable material

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?

  Party’s support baseYes, but make the process easier for skilled workers

Education  ›  Free School Meals

Should free meals be offered to all primary school students?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only if they meet high nutritional standards

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

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Demilitarize the Police

Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Tax Rate

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

  Party’s support baseNo, but eliminate tax loopholes for top earners

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  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, but only after living in the country for 5 years

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?

  Party’s support baseNo, but reduce their funding

Foreign Policy  ›  Trident Nuclear Weapons Programme

Should the UK renew its Trident nuclear weapons programme?

  Party’s support baseNo, and divert the funds into health, education, and welfare initiatives

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Party’s support baseYes, temporarily while we increase investment into cleaner renewable alternatives

Education  ›  Grammar Schools

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

  Party’s support baseNo, focus on improving current standards instead

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

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

  Party’s support baseNo, increase funding and training for police departments in higher crime rate communities

Domestic Policy  ›  Zero Hour Contracts

Do you support the use of zero hour contracts?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Party’s support baseNo

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 baseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only after completing their sentences and parole/probation

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Party’s support baseNo, but we should increase funding to offer education and skill building services for prisoners

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