This page contains the views of the MP candidates for East Worthing and Shoreham on a wide range of issues

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Labour Party
Emily Benn
(Labour Party)
Green Party
Susan Board
(Green Party)
UK Independence Party - UKIP
Mike Glennon
(UK Independence Party - UKIP)

Let's start by looking at the local statements

  • Public money should be spent on the Shoreham Harbour development, even if the recession means there is less private money than previously expected.
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    Clive Maltby (English Democrats Party)
    agrees
    “Yes this is an area could provide many extra jobs, if could encourage shipping companies to start unloading their cargos once again.The rail link should be re-instated. Plus a nuclear power station should be built there.”
    James Doyle (Liberal Democrats)
    disagrees
    Tim Loughton (Conservative Party)
    is neutral
    “There have been so many false dawns on the redevelopment of Shoreham Harbour that I am not holding my breath on this one”
  • A safe crossing should be provided for cyclists at the A27 in Lancing.
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    Clive Maltby (English Democrats Party)
    strongly agrees
    “As a cyclist, as well as a driver.I am very worried by the complete disregard motorists have for cyclists and motor cycles.Also cyclists should not be allowed to cycle on the pavements,and should take notice of traffic lights.”
    James Doyle (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly agrees
    “I'm a cyclist! Protecting cyclists everywhere should be a priority - to encourage more people to bike rather than drive”
    Tim Loughton (Conservative Party)
    is neutral
    “Where on the A27 - it is long road?”
  • More land should be made available for allotments to reduce the 5 year waiting list and to grow more food locally.
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    Clive Maltby (English Democrats Party)
    strongly agrees
    “Yes my father had an allotment during the war.This would encorage more people to grow more vegetables. There is nothing more enjoyable than to eat your own produce.”
    James Doyle (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly agrees
    “We're proposing a community orchard as well as more allotments.”
    Tim Loughton (Conservative Party)
    strongly agrees
    “Both Adur and Worthing Councils are already looking at this”
  • Lancing shopping area should be pedestrianised.
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    Clive Maltby (English Democrats Party)
    strongly agrees
    “Yes. However there should an area for disabled parking. However this should be chacked, as I seen many so called disabled people jump out of cars and run across the road. The photograph should always have to be displayed.”
    James Doyle (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
    “Pedestrianised areas are generally better environments for shoppers - but there may eb traffic issues to be resolved”
    Tim Loughton (Conservative Party)
    disagrees

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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    Clive Maltby (English Democrats Party)
    agrees
    “Bankers,Highly paid civil servants, but not hard working self-employed self made high earners.”
    James Doyle (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
    “If by disproportionate you mean more, then yes - ut this will actually only redress the balance whereby people on lower incomes pay a greater portion of their income in tax”
    Tim Loughton (Conservative Party)
    is neutral
    “I want to see lower taxes and history has shown that the higher the taxes the lower the overall tax take with the better off being disincentivised to pay them and finding ways to not have to”
  • The British government interferes too much with business.
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    Clive Maltby (English Democrats Party)
    strongly agrees
    “Do many forms to fill in for VAT, Nat.Insurance. Why should publican's have pay duty on vat.”
    James Doyle (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
    Tim Loughton (Conservative Party)
    strongly agrees
  • Government should tackle climate change aggressively even if it means energy bills go up.
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    Clive Maltby (English Democrats Party)
    strongly disagrees
    “Climate change in a con. The climate changes every 100 years and 50,000 years.We should make more of solar,nuclear power”
    James Doyle (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
    Tim Loughton (Conservative Party)
    agrees
  • It would be a big problem if Britain became more economically unequal over the next 5 years.
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    Clive Maltby (English Democrats Party)
    agrees
    “This is a two sided question. If we are stronger that will be good. If lower that will be bad.It will lead to civil war”
    James Doyle (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly agrees
    Tim Loughton (Conservative Party)
    agrees
  • Despite the recession, Britain should increase spending on public sector services.
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    Clive Maltby (English Democrats Party)
    disagrees
    “We already have to many civil servants, unelected quangos, I think that we should spend more health,fire,ambulance & police services.Do away with PSCO and recruit more professional police officers.”
    James Doyle (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
    “It would also be a mistake to make severe cuts in public services, as these could be the engine that helps to drive recover”
    Tim Loughton (Conservative Party)
    strongly disagrees
  • People should provide for their own retirement, and not demand the state to help them do so.
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    Clive Maltby (English Democrats Party)
    agrees
    “If you have worked all your life, served your in the armed services, and paid your taxes, not claiming behefit No. However if you have lived off the state Yes.”
    James Doyle (Liberal Democrats)
    disagrees
    Tim Loughton (Conservative Party)
    disagrees
  • Immigration levels are too high.
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    Clive Maltby (English Democrats Party)
    strongly agrees
    “Immigation should be stopped at once. Australian type Immigtaion control should be introduced.1. You must speak English.2 You must have a health and police check.3 An Australian was not available to do the work.”
    James Doyle (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
    Tim Loughton (Conservative Party)
    strongly agrees
  • There are too many CCTV cameras in Britain.
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    Clive Maltby (English Democrats Party)
    agrees
    “It is like Big brother. However, it is necessary to stop crime and anti-terrorist activities.”
    James Doyle (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly agrees
    Tim Loughton (Conservative Party)
    is neutral
  • A married, heterosexual couple provide the best environment in which to raise a family.
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    Clive Maltby (English Democrats Party)
    strongly agrees
    “Yes children should have both parents were possible to take care of them or their grandparents. I am against two men or women partnerships adopting children.”
    James Doyle (Liberal Democrats)
    disagrees
    “There are many successful models for raising a family, of which this is one.”
    Tim Loughton (Conservative Party)
    strongly agrees
  • In general, politicians in Britain are honest.
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    Clive Maltby (English Democrats Party)
    agrees
    “Unfortunately we have a few rotten apples in all the parties which should thrown out before they contaminate the rest.”
    James Doyle (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
    Tim Loughton (Conservative Party)
    strongly agrees
  • The arts in Britain should pay for themselves, and not rely on Government subsidy.
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    Clive Maltby (English Democrats Party)
    strongly agrees
    “At present, we have too many other priorities to support child poverty,drugs,people traffickers,mental & health.”
    James Doyle (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
    Tim Loughton (Conservative Party)
    disagrees
  • The new British government should begin negotiations to leave the European Union.
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    Clive Maltby (English Democrats Party)
    strongly agrees
    “Yes we should leave the current Europe. However with an English government we should enter into discussions with Germany, France,Spain, Portugal,Holland,Belgium,Denmark, Italy,the orginal countries plus central europe,Czech Rep. Hungary,Poland.”
    James Doyle (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly disagrees
    “This would be economically disastrous for the UK - what we should be doing is engaging with the EU to solve the real problems of bureaucracy and fraud, not withdrawing”
    Tim Loughton (Conservative Party)
    disagrees
  • Even if Iran develops a nuclear weapon, Britain should not support any military action against Iran.
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    Clive Maltby (English Democrats Party)
    strongly disagrees
    “We must support America, Russia and Israel.The muslim extremists are bigger threat to world peace, than the nazis and communists in 1939.”
    James Doyle (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
    Tim Loughton (Conservative Party)
    is neutral
  • British troops should stay in Afghanistan as long as they are needed.
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    Clive Maltby (English Democrats Party)
    strongly disagrees
    “Yes Afghanistan & Iraq wars are not our wars.The christians have spent 300 years fighting one another.Now it is time for the muslims.We will never win,we tried when we ruled half the world,Russia tried, so USA set up Talibahn to fight the red army.”
    James Doyle (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
    “A politician's dream question, as 'as long as they are needed' could mean whatever is wanted. We sghould set a timetable and be getting out as soon as possible”
    Tim Loughton (Conservative Party)
    agrees
  • Britain spends too much money on foreign aid.
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    Clive Maltby (English Democrats Party)
    strongly agrees
    “Charity begins at home, there is many things that need to be done here,with care homes closing. looking after all our servicemen and women who have injured in wars.We do not enough police to control crime, terrorism.”
    James Doyle (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly disagrees
    Tim Loughton (Conservative Party)
    disagrees

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