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Liberal Democrat

Liberal Democrat’s political stances

Voter Behavior issues

Will you be voting in the next election? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

Healthcare issues

Should there be more or less privatisation of the NHS? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Less, and nationalise all health services Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Less, and there should be no privatization of the healthcare industry Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No...but reimbursement should be followed up far more diligently than at present Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes, but I would rather eliminate any privatisation of the NHS Source

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals? stats discuss

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Immigration issues

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: No Source

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into the country? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional Source

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat voters: Increase Source

Should the EU impose a quota of migrants per country? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: No Source

Should immigrants be allowed to hold dual citizenship status? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

Foreign Policy issues

Should the UK withdraw from the European Union? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

Should the UK abolish the Human Rights Act? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, but criminals should lose many of these rights Source

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Are unemployment statistics really that bad? Source

Should the UK renew its Trident nuclear weapons programme? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: I am satisfied with the current amount of spending Source

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections? stats discuss

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Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: What was the question earlier about the State reducing expenses? Source

Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: No Source

Do you support the military offensive against ISIS in the Iraqi city of Mosul? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

Should the U.S. overthrow President Assad of Syria? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel? stats discuss

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

Liberal Democrat voters: No Source

Should our country defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

Should the European Commission be dismantled? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

Economic issues

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes, and adjust it every year according to inflation Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Fewer Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, cuts to public spending will negatively affect the economy Source

Should Canada pursue free trade deals with other countries? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, but replace with a Citizens Income Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes, and nationalise the banks Source

Should the government abolish the inheritance tax? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: No Source

Should the government raise or lower the tax rate for corporations? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Maintain the current rate Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

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Should tenants receive less benefits if they live in a housing association or council property with more bedrooms than occupants? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Help Source

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

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes, as long as offshore income is reported Source

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country? stats discuss

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes, but reduce tax evasion by landlords Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government abolish the non-domicile rule which allows residents to limit the tax paid on earnings outside the UK? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: No Source

Social issues

What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: Pro-choice Source

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support the death penalty? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, the government should not require gender ratios. However this would be an option, a tax incentive perhaps, that bus eases can avail themselves of. Source

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

Education issues

Should the UK abolish university tuition fees? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

Should free meals be offered to all primary school students? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes, but only if they meet high nutritional standards Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, vocational or skill based qualifications should also be available Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support charter schools? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Science issues

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

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

Domestic Policy issues

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

Do you support the use of zero hour contracts? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes, but ban exclusivity clauses and guarantee a minimum number of hours Source

Should the UK reinstate a form of mandatory national service? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, service should be an option instead of obligation Source

Should the British Monarchy be abolished? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, they are a positive influence on tourism, charity, and international relations Source

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

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, only for legislation that has cross-border implications Source

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes, for most but not all drugs Source

Should the House of Lords be a wholly elected body? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes, and with proportional representation Source

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)? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, we should decriminalise most drugs Source

Should it be illegal to burn our national flag? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: No Source

Should the House of Lords be abolished? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes, but increase penalties so offenders take them more seriously Source

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: No Source

Should England establish a devolved Parliament? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, and devolved parliaments or assemblies should receive less power Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

Environmental issues

Do you support the practice of hunting foxes with dogs? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead Source

Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes, but require the labelling of foods that are genetically modified Source

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

Liberal Democrat have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Electoral issues

Should the minimum voting age be lowered? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

Should foreigners, currently residing in the United States, have the right to vote? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat voters: No Source

Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat voters: No Source

National Security issues

Should France continue to assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: No Source

Should laptops be banned on all direct flights departing from the Middle East? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: No Source

Criminal issues

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes, but they must perform community service on a daily basis Source

Transportation issues

Should the government increase spending on public transportation? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

Should the national railway be privatized? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

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