This page contains the views of the MP candidates for Liverpool, Wavertree on a wide range of issues

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Liberal Democrats
Colin Eldridge
(Liberal Democrats)
Labour Party
Luciana Berger
(Labour Party)
Conservative Party
Andrew Garnett
(Conservative Party)
British National Party
Steven McEllenborough
(British National Party)

Let's start by looking at the local statements

  • The amount of demolition for the Housing Market Renewal scheme in Kensington should be substantially reduced.
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    Rebecca Lawson (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
    Neil Miney (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    is neutral
    “It should be done with local consultation. I believe that local binding referenda can be used.”
    Kim Singleton (Socialist Labour Party)
    strongly agrees
    “HMR in Kensington and elsewhere should end. It has forced working class people, who could not afford to move, out of their homes and destroyed their communities. It's about profit.”
    Frank Dunne (Independent)
    strongly agrees
  • The council should prefer to buy services from businesses which employ local Liverpool people, even if it means the contracts cost a little bit more.
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    Rebecca Lawson (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
    Neil Miney (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “The money will be ploughed back into the local economy. Everyone wins.”
    Kim Singleton (Socialist Labour Party)
    is neutral
    “Services are a right and should not be funded at extortionate costs from business.”
    Frank Dunne (Independent)
    strongly agrees
  • More public money should be spent on training and apprenticeships for young people in areas with a gang culture.
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    Rebecca Lawson (Green Party)
    agrees
    Neil Miney (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “This needs to be done by introducing workfare. Workfare will give unemployed an introduction to work, give self esteem and break the chain of benefit dependency that often leads to gang culture in sink estates. Increase the tax threshold to £11,500.”
    Kim Singleton (Socialist Labour Party)
    is neutral
    “I would invest in local schools and services rather than apprenticeships.”
    Frank Dunne (Independent)
    strongly agrees
  • More public money should be spent to "stop the rot" of Liverpool's historic buildings.
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    Rebecca Lawson (Green Party)
    agrees
    Neil Miney (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “I believe that councils have been emscilated. We should empower them with decentralising of power from westminster. They should be responsible for the housing stock. Not quandos. They should be democratically accountible for their actions.”
    Kim Singleton (Socialist Labour Party)
    disagrees
    “Would be better spent on housing and community facilities.”
    Frank Dunne (Independent)
    strongly agrees
  • A tram network should be built in Liverpool as soon as possible.
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    Rebecca Lawson (Green Party)
    is neutral
    “Whilst the Green Party strongly supports public transport the tram network may not provide the best value for money for providing this (compared to, say, buses).”
    Neil Miney (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “Great idea. Private investment needs to be sort. Leave the EU and save £45 million per day. Invest this in Britain.”
    Kim Singleton (Socialist Labour Party)
    disagrees
    “As above.”
    Frank Dunne (Independent)
    strongly 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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    Rebecca Lawson (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
    Neil Miney (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    disagrees
    Kim Singleton (Socialist Labour Party)
    strongly agrees
    “SLP would introduce a new 70% rate and no tax payable below £10,000 pa”
    Frank Dunne (Independent)
    disagrees
  • The British government interferes too much with business.
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    Rebecca Lawson (Green Party)
    disagrees
    Neil Miney (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “The govt implement EU regulations which cost £120bn to business.”
    Kim Singleton (Socialist Labour Party)
    strongly disagrees
    “Free markets lead to the neglect of poor communities and the exploitation of consumers.”
    Frank Dunne (Independent)
    is neutral
  • Government should tackle climate change aggressively even if it means energy bills go up.
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    Rebecca Lawson (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
    Neil Miney (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly disagrees
    “We need to establish if climate change is caused by mans activity and CO2 emissions first. We need a royal commission.”
    Kim Singleton (Socialist Labour Party)
    strongly disagrees
    “We'd scrap nuclear power in favour of cheaper, cleaner alternatives such as coal. No rise in bills.”
    Frank Dunne (Independent)
    strongly disagrees
  • It would be a big problem if Britain became more economically unequal over the next 5 years.
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    Rebecca Lawson (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
    “Not clear what "economically" unequal means - I've taken it to mean the difference in earnings between the richest and poorest people”
    Neil Miney (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    agrees
    Kim Singleton (Socialist Labour Party)
    strongly agrees
    “A third of our people live in poverty yet for governments and media they are invisible amidst chatter about 'investment'.”
    Frank Dunne (Independent)
    strongly disagrees
  • Despite the recession, Britain should increase spending on public sector services.
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    Rebecca Lawson (Green Party)
    is neutral
    Neil Miney (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly disagrees
    “We need to get on top of the national debt. Labour have increased the public too much with too many managers and quangos.”
    Kim Singleton (Socialist Labour Party)
    strongly agrees
    “We'd divert the billions wasted on attacking and plundering poor countries to public services.”
    Frank Dunne (Independent)
    is neutral
  • People should provide for their own retirement, and not demand the state to help them do so.
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    Rebecca Lawson (Green Party)
    disagrees
    Neil Miney (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    disagrees
    “We need to help our elderly. We should also encourage planning for old age.”
    Kim Singleton (Socialist Labour Party)
    strongly disagrees
    “The poorest people work the hardest for the least pay yet will be robbed of their pensions. We'd double pensions and restore the index link.”
    Frank Dunne (Independent)
    strongly disagrees
  • Immigration levels are too high.
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    Rebecca Lawson (Green Party)
    disagrees
    Neil Miney (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “We can only control our own borders by leaving the European Union. We have an open border with 26 EU countries. The LibLabCon parties lie when they talk about a points system to belatedly slow down immigration. That won't affect EU immigration.”
    Kim Singleton (Socialist Labour Party)
    strongly disagrees
    “We oppose the impoverishment of workers, British or foreign and would target instead the businesses that use migration to lower wages.”
    Frank Dunne (Independent)
    strongly agrees
  • There are too many CCTV cameras in Britain.
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    Rebecca Lawson (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
    Neil Miney (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “We are being monitored too much. The state is too intrusive.”
    Kim Singleton (Socialist Labour Party)
    strongly agrees
    “I oppose the culture of selfishness and the misuse by govt of the fear it generates. We'd invest in local resources designed to restore the values of neighbourhood.”
    Frank Dunne (Independent)
    is neutral
  • A married, heterosexual couple provide the best environment in which to raise a family.
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    Rebecca Lawson (Green Party)
    disagrees
    Neil Miney (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “Evidence shows this to be true. We should encourage marriage and stop undermining parents.”
    Kim Singleton (Socialist Labour Party)
    strongly disagrees
    “A society that promotes care not greed provides the best environment for all types of families.”
    Frank Dunne (Independent)
    is neutral
  • In general, politicians in Britain are honest.
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    Rebecca Lawson (Green Party)
    agrees
    Neil Miney (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    disagrees
    “Not as honest as they used to be. The corruping influence of EU jobs for failed politicians and the Quangos don't help. Bring back democracy back to Westminster.”
    Kim Singleton (Socialist Labour Party)
    is neutral
    “It matters more that they serve powerful interests at the expense of the rest of us.”
    Frank Dunne (Independent)
    strongly disagrees
  • The arts in Britain should pay for themselves, and not rely on Government subsidy.
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    Rebecca Lawson (Green Party)
    is neutral
    Neil Miney (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    disagrees
    “We have great talent and history that should be encouraged and celebrated.”
    Kim Singleton (Socialist Labour Party)
    strongly disagrees
    “Access to arts is a right of everyone not just the rich and should begin in schools, libraries, community centres.”
    Frank Dunne (Independent)
    disagrees
  • The new British government should begin negotiations to leave the European Union.
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    Rebecca Lawson (Green Party)
    disagrees
    Neil Miney (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “The EU is bad for Brain. It is undemocratic and very expensive for Britain. Expensive monetarily and for our culture. We can negotiate a free trade agreement with the EU like the Swiss and Norway.”
    Kim Singleton (Socialist Labour Party)
    strongly agrees
    “SLP would withdraw from the EU immediately, taking back control of our economy from multi national companies and elites.”
    Frank Dunne (Independent)
    strongly agrees
  • Even if Iran develops a nuclear weapon, Britain should not support any military action against Iran.
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    Rebecca Lawson (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
    Neil Miney (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    disagrees
    “We should keep options open. Don't reveal all our cards yet.”
    Kim Singleton (Socialist Labour Party)
    strongly agrees
    “The question is immoral. In spite of Britain's horrific weaponry and its recent crimes of mass murder and aggression, our victims are never given the right to attack us.”
    Frank Dunne (Independent)
    strongly agrees
  • British troops should stay in Afghanistan as long as they are needed.
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    Rebecca Lawson (Green Party)
    strongly disagrees
    Neil Miney (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    is neutral
    “We need a stated aim and planned withdrawal.”
    Kim Singleton (Socialist Labour Party)
    strongly disagrees
    “Another immoral question. No 'right' to subordinate other peoples has ever existed.”
    Frank Dunne (Independent)
    strongly disagrees
  • Britain spends too much money on foreign aid.
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    Rebecca Lawson (Green Party)
    strongly disagrees
    Neil Miney (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    disagrees
    “Free from the EU we could establish trading links without EU regulation. This would help bring other countries standard of living up gradually. We need to stop EU from dumping cheap food in africa stopping the locals from earning a living.”
    Kim Singleton (Socialist Labour Party)
    is neutral
    “It's not aid that's needed but trade and an end to the global exploitation of the economies of poor countries by rich ones.”
    Frank Dunne (Independent)
    is neutral

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