This page contains the views of the MP candidates for North East Fife on a wide range of issues

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Labour Party
Mark Hood
(Labour Party)
Liberal Democrats
Ming Campbell
(Liberal Democrats)
Scottish National Party
Rod Campbell
(Scottish National Party)
because we couldn't contact them
Conservative Party
Miles Briggs
(Conservative Party)

Let's start by looking at the local statements

  • Current plans to reduce free car parking in St Andrews should be cancelled.
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    Mike Scott-Hayward (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “All on-street parking should be free - for years I advocated free parking controlled by a rnage of user discs - and for years the Liberal Democrats have chucked my plans out.”
  • There should be a new secondary school in North East Fife.
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    Mike Scott-Hayward (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “There should be a Taybridgehead Secondary - on a site chosen openly and not by Council prescription. The Liberal Democrats chucked out planning for a new school.”
  • The current housing expansion plans for St Andrews should be abandoned on grounds of landscape capacity.
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    Mike Scott-Hayward (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “I have long opposed massive developer-builds - we need householder-demand organic growth only - the system is boken - we need a totally new approach including local referenda on major applications.”

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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    Mike Scott-Hayward (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    disagrees
    “UKIP will set a flat rate tax of 31% and abolish NI. If we keep our money instead of giving it to the Euroepan Union, we can do this and much more.”
  • The British government interferes too much with business.
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    Mike Scott-Hayward (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “We are over regulated and often by default - we are swamped with the consequences of European Union Directives and Regulations - we are out of control and must regain power from Brussels.”
  • Government should tackle climate change aggressively even if it means energy bills go up.
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    Mike Scott-Hayward (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    disagrees
    “The jury is oiut - there is too much hysteria about climate change being down to man: let us be rational: we can conserve energy, use it better but we do not need to and should not wreck the economy in the process.”
  • It would be a big problem if Britain became more economically unequal over the next 5 years.
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    Mike Scott-Hayward (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “We are subsidizing competitors in the EU, rebuilding their infra-structures we are lowering our end of the playing field as a result: we need to compete and trade fairly, not surrender to central diktat.”
  • Despite the recession, Britain should increase spending on public sector services.
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    Mike Scott-Hayward (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    is neutral
    “Some public projects can prime the economy; we could improve infrastructure, including rail and road links.”
  • People should provide for their own retirement, and not demand the state to help them do so.
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    Mike Scott-Hayward (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    disagrees
    “A bit of both - we are not all equally able. Roll all state pensions and benfits into a non means tested minumum Citizen's Pension.”
  • Immigration levels are too high.
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    Mike Scott-Hayward (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “This is only true because Labour wanted it to happen and the EU forced open our borders. We need a 5 year freeze and a stop to uncontrolled mass immigration. We should continue to give sanctuary to genuine asylum seekers but regain border controls.”
  • There are too many CCTV cameras in Britain.
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    Mike Scott-Hayward (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    is neutral
  • A married, heterosexual couple provide the best environment in which to raise a family.
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    Mike Scott-Hayward (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
  • In general, politicians in Britain are honest.
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    Mike Scott-Hayward (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    disagrees
  • The arts in Britain should pay for themselves, and not rely on Government subsidy.
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    Mike Scott-Hayward (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    disagrees
  • The new British government should begin negotiations to leave the European Union.
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    Mike Scott-Hayward (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “Leave - sign a Free Trade Agreement. Establish Commonwealth Trade Agreement.”
  • Even if Iran develops a nuclear weapon, Britain should not support any military action against Iran.
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    Mike Scott-Hayward (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    is neutral
    “Timing of any action is vital, and any considered action needs to be based on sound assessment, not dodgy dossiers.”
  • British troops should stay in Afghanistan as long as they are needed.
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    Mike Scott-Hayward (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “Terrorism needs to worn down - it took 30 years of resolute commitment in Ulster.”
  • Britain spends too much money on foreign aid.
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    Mike Scott-Hayward (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    is neutral
    “How money is used, and what we do to help is more important.”

Answers by party

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