This page contains the views of the MP candidates for Hampstead and Kilburn on a wide range of issues

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UK Independence Party - UKIP
Magnus Nielsen
(UK Independence Party - UKIP)
Conservative Party
Chris Philp
(Conservative Party)
British National Party
Victoria Moore
(British National Party)
because we couldn't contact them

Let's start by looking at the local statements

  • The Jubilee Line should be protected from more than one weekend closure per month.
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    Tamsin Omond (Independent)
    strongly agrees
    Gene Alcantara (Independent)
    agrees
    “I think it should not be closed at all. Reduced services are fine but it creates havoc when no tube trains are available.”
    Beatrix Campbell (Green Party)
    agrees
    Ed Fordham (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly agrees
    Glenda Jackson (Labour Party)
    agrees
  • There should be an increase of council housing specifically for the young in Hampstead and Kilburn.
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    Tamsin Omond (Independent)
    agrees
    Gene Alcantara (Independent)
    strongly agrees
    “Affordable housing should be available to all who need it, without bias. Having their own place helps instil responsibilities in young people and prepare them for responsible adulthood.”
    Beatrix Campbell (Green Party)
    agrees
    Ed Fordham (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly agrees
    Glenda Jackson (Labour Party)
    is neutral
    “There should be an increase, but not only the young are in need.”

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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    Tamsin Omond (Independent)
    agrees
    Gene Alcantara (Independent)
    disagrees
    “Everyone is already hammered enough by different taxes and anymore would be counterproductive. I would prefer the government to look at massive efficiency savings instead.”
    Beatrix Campbell (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
    Ed Fordham (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
    “Taxation should be fair and fairer not just higher or lower and should be on ability to pay”
    Glenda Jackson (Labour Party)
    agrees
  • The British government interferes too much with business.
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    disagree
    Tamsin Omond (Independent)
    disagrees
    Gene Alcantara (Independent)
    strongly agrees
    “There are just too many things an entrepreneur has to do which takes time away from doing business. We need to look seriously at simplification.”
    Beatrix Campbell (Green Party)
    strongly disagrees
    Ed Fordham (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
    “it's a glib assetion but few ministers of the last 50 years have shown themselves able to restrain civil service bureaucratic instincts”
    Glenda Jackson (Labour Party)
    disagrees
  • Government should tackle climate change aggressively even if it means energy bills go up.
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    Tamsin Omond (Independent)
    agrees
    Gene Alcantara (Independent)
    is neutral
    “This is a difficult one. Public transport is already very expensive, which is why people drive their own cars> Reduce fares and people will take public transport.”
    Beatrix Campbell (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
    Ed Fordham (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly agrees
    “It's the only issue we face in real terms and is ignored at our peril”
    Glenda Jackson (Labour Party)
    agrees
  • It would be a big problem if Britain became more economically unequal over the next 5 years.
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    Tamsin Omond (Independent)
    strongly agrees
    Gene Alcantara (Independent)
    strongly agrees
    Beatrix Campbell (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
    Ed Fordham (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
    Glenda Jackson (Labour Party)
    agrees
  • Despite the recession, Britain should increase spending on public sector services.
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    Tamsin Omond (Independent)
    agrees
    Gene Alcantara (Independent)
    disagrees
    “Until we sort things out, we need to cut our cloth accordingly and again tackle wastage and inefficiencies first.”
    Beatrix Campbell (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
    Ed Fordham (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
    Glenda Jackson (Labour Party)
    disagrees
  • People should provide for their own retirement, and not demand the state to help them do so.
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    Tamsin Omond (Independent)
    disagrees
    Gene Alcantara (Independent)
    disagrees
    “Where people have the means to do so, they should provide for their own retirement. But what is the point of paying for decades for NI etc when pensioners are not going to get anything.”
    Beatrix Campbell (Green Party)
    strongly disagrees
    Ed Fordham (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
    “The value of a safety net cannot be underestaimated and is a sign of what sort of society we should create”
    Glenda Jackson (Labour Party)
    strongly disagrees
  • Immigration levels are too high.
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    Tamsin Omond (Independent)
    disagrees
    “'Too high' is a loaded judgement. Immigrants are a net source of wealth for this country. Of course there should be a limit but to impose it arbitrarily from a political party would be a mistake.”
    Gene Alcantara (Independent)
    agrees
    “As an immigration adviser, I know how easy it is for people to come to the UK. Tighten our borders, but treat those already within fairly (except for criminals of course).”
    Beatrix Campbell (Green Party)
    strongly disagrees
    Ed Fordham (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
    “Immigration or assylum?”
    Glenda Jackson (Labour Party)
    disagrees
  • There are too many CCTV cameras in Britain.
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    Tamsin Omond (Independent)
    agrees
    Gene Alcantara (Independent)
    strongly agrees
    “We have become a big brother society and this needs to change. Other countries in Europe do not have this and yet do not seem to have worse criminality/traffic violations.”
    Beatrix Campbell (Green Party)
    disagrees
    Ed Fordham (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
    Glenda Jackson (Labour Party)
    disagrees
  • A married, heterosexual couple provide the best environment in which to raise a family.
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    Tamsin Omond (Independent)
    strongly disagrees
    Gene Alcantara (Independent)
    is neutral
    “I am married and believe in a strong family unit, but I respect other people's lifestyle choices.”
    Beatrix Campbell (Green Party)
    strongly disagrees
    Ed Fordham (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly disagrees
    Glenda Jackson (Labour Party)
    strongly disagrees
  • In general, politicians in Britain are honest.
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    Tamsin Omond (Independent)
    is neutral
    “The current political system encourages our politicians to answer first to their party, then to the lobby groups that surround their party, and finally to their constituent. This does not create a culture of political honesty and integrity.”
    Gene Alcantara (Independent)
    agrees
    “Despite the parliamentary expenses scandal and the odd thieving, I believe generally people are honest. Perhaps the system prevents them from becoming totally corrupt, as in 3rd world countries, and they still get ashamed.”
    Beatrix Campbell (Green Party)
    agrees
    Ed Fordham (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
    Glenda Jackson (Labour Party)
    agrees
  • The arts in Britain should pay for themselves, and not rely on Government subsidy.
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    Tamsin Omond (Independent)
    disagrees
    Gene Alcantara (Independent)
    disagrees
    “Having worked for British Council promoting British culture, arts etc I know funding is key to the development of arts and cultural exports. In community organisations, they cannot really do art/culture properly without help.”
    Beatrix Campbell (Green Party)
    strongly disagrees
    Ed Fordham (Liberal Democrats)
    disagrees
    Glenda Jackson (Labour Party)
    strongly disagrees
  • The new British government should begin negotiations to leave the European Union.
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    Tamsin Omond (Independent)
    disagrees
    Gene Alcantara (Independent)
    is neutral
    “I recognise the value of the EU, but know also the encroachment upon all our lives. This needs to be presented to people in a referendum.”
    Beatrix Campbell (Green Party)
    strongly disagrees
    Ed Fordham (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly disagrees
    Glenda Jackson (Labour Party)
    strongly disagrees
  • Even if Iran develops a nuclear weapon, Britain should not support any military action against Iran.
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    Tamsin Omond (Independent)
    agrees
    Gene Alcantara (Independent)
    is neutral
    “I do not like dictators/megalomaniacs threatening our country, so when the UN agree action, Britain should support. However I dislike the idea of invasion once the threats have been removed.”
    Beatrix Campbell (Green Party)
    disagrees
    Ed Fordham (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
    Glenda Jackson (Labour Party)
    agrees
  • British troops should stay in Afghanistan as long as they are needed.
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    Tamsin Omond (Independent)
    agrees
    “'As long as they are needed' is a matter of great debate. Now that we are in Afghanistan it will be almost impossible to just pull out. We must fulfill our commitment to bringing peace to Afghanistan and protecting the troops that are there.”
    Gene Alcantara (Independent)
    is neutral
    “Where we are able to help, yes. But where we become a part of the problem, and the costs unaffordable, it's time to come home.”
    Beatrix Campbell (Green Party)
    strongly disagrees
    Ed Fordham (Liberal Democrats)
    disagrees
    Glenda Jackson (Labour Party)
    agrees
  • Britain spends too much money on foreign aid.
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    Tamsin Omond (Independent)
    strongly disagrees
    Gene Alcantara (Independent)
    disagrees
    “Foreign aid helps others and maintain our standing in the world. It should however always be kept under review, well targetted, and remain affordable.”
    Beatrix Campbell (Green Party)
    disagrees
    Ed Fordham (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly disagrees
    Glenda Jackson (Labour Party)
    strongly disagrees

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