This page contains the views of the MP candidates for Dulwich and West Norwood on a wide range of issues

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UK Independence Party - UKIP
Elizabeth Jones
(UK Independence Party - UKIP)
Conservative Party
Kemi Adegoke
(Conservative Party)
Liberal Democrats
Jonathan Mitchell
(Liberal Democrats)

Let's start by looking at the local statements

  • All three swimming pools in Lambeth are operated by third parties and are closed or operating limited opening. The council should take them over, and spend public money running its own leisure services.
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    Tessa Jowell (Labour Party)
    disagrees
    “Brixton was closed temporarily for a refurbishment to improve disabled access. I'm delighted with our delivery of a brand new Swimming Pool, Health & Leisure Centre on the site of Norwood Hall.”
    Shane Collins (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
  • Public funding for neighbourhood policing should be increased in order to tackle high crime in Brixton and Stockwell.
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    Tessa Jowell (Labour Party)
    agrees
    “Labour will protect funding for Safer Neighbourhood Teams but the Mayor will cut 455 bobbies. He promised more police officers and fewer press officers but has delivered the opposite.”
    Shane Collins (Green Party)
    disagrees
  • Local levels of council housing should be increased.
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    Tessa Jowell (Labour Party)
    agrees
    “Affordable housing is paramount and it’s a shame that the Mayor has scrapped the housing targets for London.”
    Shane Collins (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
  • Brixton Tesco should not be allowed to expand.
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    Tessa Jowell (Labour Party)
    is neutral
    “This is to be discussed and, of course, subject to planning and only if it brings clear community benefit.”
    Shane Collins (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
    “Brixton Tesco's car park should be turned into allotments”
  • The amount of private renting in South London has increased over the past decade. There should be a stronger Renters' Rights Charter for longer term renters.
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    Tessa Jowell (Labour Party)
    agrees
    “Labour will guarantee the three million households who rent from a private landlord the right to a written tenancy agreement and access to free and impartial advice; and we will establish a new National Landlord Register.”
    Shane Collins (Green Party)
    agrees
  • The car park in Brixton is vital for the survival of Brixton market, and should be preserved.
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    Tessa Jowell (Labour Party)
    is neutral
    “The car park itself is not fit for purposes but Labour Lambeth are committed to providing parking spaces at the same capacity as the used spaces in Popes Road.”
    Shane Collins (Green Party)
    disagrees
    “No evidence that a high percentage of people who use the market use a car.”
  • The Brixton Pound (and similar local currencies) should be supported.
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    Tessa Jowell (Labour Party)
    strongly agrees
    “I have fully supported the Brixton Pound. Any other schemes should be considered on their own merit.”
    Shane Collins (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
  • Due to a shift in holding patterns relating to various London airports, many parts of South East London are now directly under both the Heathrow and City Airport flight paths. These holding areas should be moved away from such populated areas to decrease noise pollution.
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    Tessa Jowell (Labour Party)
    is neutral
    “Agree if possible. I have raised this issue with the Dept of Transport and included the detailed responses on my website, this can be seen at www.tessajowell.net/campaigns.”
    Shane Collins (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
  • The 17% rise in Lambeth council tenants' rent is unjustified.
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    Tessa Jowell (Labour Party)
    is neutral
    “Of course it is hard to justify a 17% increase. Lambeth argue that they had to make these increases in January 2009 to help balance the books and correct years of under investment.”
    Shane Collins (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
  • The South London Tram System project should be supported by government funding.
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    Tessa Jowell (Labour Party)
    is neutral
    “Government gave £40 billion to TfL over 10 years. The project was supported by Ken Livingstone on that basis. The current Mayor scrapped it. The issue is political not financial.”
    Shane Collins (Green Party)
    agrees

National statements

  • Many people think taxes will have to rise in the next parliament to cut Britain's budget deficit. If they do, any increases should disproportionately be paid by higher earners.
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    Tessa Jowell (Labour Party)
    agrees
    “Labour have set out a clear, balanced and fair plan to more than halve the deficit over the next four years through supporting economic growth and fair taxes. Those with the broadest shoulders should and will pay more.”
    Shane Collins (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
    “Progressive taxation is the sign of a civilised society”
  • The British government interferes too much with business.
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    Tessa Jowell (Labour Party)
    disagrees
    “If Governments don't provide support when businesses most need help, growth is set back and jobs are lost. Support rather than interference is essential at this time.”
    Shane Collins (Green Party)
    is neutral
  • Government should tackle climate change aggressively even if it means energy bills go up.
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    Tessa Jowell (Labour Party)
    is neutral
    “There will be more help with energy bills through the Social Tariff and Winter Fuel Payments. Government IS confronting climate change and the 2008 Climate Change Act made Britain the first country in the world to set our carbon targets into law.”
    Shane Collins (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
  • It would be a big problem if Britain became more economically unequal over the next 5 years.
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    Tessa Jowell (Labour Party)
    agrees
    “Fairness will always be at the heart of decisions taken by a Labour Government. We have made progress in this area, see: http://www.ifs.org.uk/pr/ebn123_2010.pdf and http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/47/22/41528630.pdf”
    Shane Collins (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
  • Despite the recession, Britain should increase spending on public sector services.
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    Tessa Jowell (Labour Party)
    is neutral
    “Neutral because I want to be more specific than options allow. I believe we must not put recovery at risk by reckless cuts this year. Labour is committed to protecting our front line services in our schools, hospitals & policing.”
    Shane Collins (Green Party)
    is neutral
  • People should provide for their own retirement, and not demand the state to help them do so.
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    Tessa Jowell (Labour Party)
    is neutral
    “I believe dignity in retirement&standards of care and support for the elderly are essential markers upon which a fair society should be judged. Labour has worked hard to lift million pensioners out of poverty with Pension Credits and other support.”
    Shane Collins (Green Party)
    disagrees
  • Immigration levels are too high.
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    Tessa Jowell (Labour Party)
    is neutral
    “Asylum claims are down to the levels of the early 1990s. Net inward migration has fallen for the past 3 years. The newly introduced Point System ensures that we get the migrants our economy needs and benefits from, but no more.”
    Shane Collins (Green Party)
    disagrees
  • There are too many CCTV cameras in Britain.
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    Tessa Jowell (Labour Party)
    disagrees
    “I have to take on board views of people I've represented and deal with every day, who have often committed their lives to improving their communities. If they tell me that their area needs proportionate CCTV to secure evidence I will side with them.”
    Shane Collins (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
  • A married, heterosexual couple provide the best environment in which to raise a family.
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    Tessa Jowell (Labour Party)
    is neutral
    “Phrasing of question unhelpful so I've answered neutral. Families come in all shapes and sizes. Stable relationships between loving parents give children the best start.”
    Shane Collins (Green Party)
    disagrees
  • In general, politicians in Britain are honest.
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    Tessa Jowell (Labour Party)
    strongly agrees
    Shane Collins (Green Party)
    disagrees
  • The arts in Britain should pay for themselves, and not rely on Government subsidy.
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    Tessa Jowell (Labour Party)
    disagrees
    “We are one of the greatest countries for culture in the world. Part public funding is the reason we can be proud of so much original work and iconoclastic performance.”
    Shane Collins (Green Party)
    strongly disagrees
  • The new British government should begin negotiations to leave the European Union.
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    Tessa Jowell (Labour Party)
    strongly disagrees
    “Britain is better off and safer in the European Union. A strong European Union can tackle climate change and protect the world’s precious environments. Sullen resistance, isolation and disengagement achieve nothing.”
    Shane Collins (Green Party)
    agrees
  • Even if Iran develops a nuclear weapon, Britain should not support any military action against Iran.
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    Tessa Jowell (Labour Party)
    is neutral
    “Neutral because it is unhelpful to speculate particularly on such a sensitive subject area. I agree that diplomacy always offers the best route.”
    Shane Collins (Green Party)
    strongly disagrees
  • British troops should stay in Afghanistan as long as they are needed.
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    Tessa Jowell (Labour Party)
    agrees
    “Our Armed Forces do an incredible job. We owe them so much for the sacrifices they make everyday. Our forces are working to a clear strategy to protect the Afghan people, train Afghan security forces and make Britain safer.”
    Shane Collins (Green Party)
    strongly disagrees
  • Britain spends too much money on foreign aid.
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    Tessa Jowell (Labour Party)
    disagrees
    “Eradicating poverty is both morally right and in our common interest in an increasingly interdependent world. We have trebled aid and will also enshrine in law our commitment from 2013 to spend 0.7 per cent of our Gross National Income on aid.”
    Shane Collins (Green Party)
    strongly disagrees

Answers by party

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