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Liberal Democrats
David Schmitz
(Liberal Democrats)
Conservative Party
Sean Sullivan
(Conservative Party)
Christian Party - Proclaiming Christ's Lordship
Abimbola Kadara
(Christian Party - Proclaiming Christ's Lordship)
UK Independence Party - UKIP
Winston McKenzie
(UK Independence Party - UKIP)
Independent
Sheik Thompson
(Independent)
Independent
Errol Ellis Carr
(Independent)
Labour Party
David Lammy
(Labour Party)

Let's start by looking at the local statements

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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    Jenny Sutton (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition)
    strongly agrees
    “We should have a progressive tax regime, and enforce it. PCS estimate £120 billion in tax is unpaid every year by corporations and rich individuals, but while the poor get jailed for benefit fraud, the law provides loopholes for the rich.”
    Neville Watson (Independent People Together)
    strongly agrees
    Anne Gray (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
    “The Green Party wants no upper earnings threshold on NI , higher income tax for people above £100k, capital gains to be taxed as income, progressive inheritance tax, a Robin Hood tax ; various loopholes and reliefs for the rich to go”
  • The British government interferes too much with business.
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    Jenny Sutton (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition)
    strongly disagrees
    “All the main parties are in thrall to big business and the market. A civilised society would be organised to meet the needs of all, not to create profit for the few. We should nationalise all public utilities, including energy, water and transport.”
    Neville Watson (Independent People Together)
    agrees
    Anne Gray (Green Party)
    disagrees
    “More control of banks badly needed, also to curb monopoly power of big supermarkets. Top salaries should not be more than 10 x lowest in any business.”
  • Government should tackle climate change aggressively even if it means energy bills go up.
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    Jenny Sutton (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition)
    strongly agrees
    “People in impoverished nations are dying already as a result of climate change. We owe it to them and to future generations to develop clean, sustainable energy.”
    Neville Watson (Independent People Together)
    strongly agrees
    Anne Gray (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
    “A major investment programme in renewables and insulation would mean bills eventually would fall again.”
  • It would be a big problem if Britain became more economically unequal over the next 5 years.
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    Jenny Sutton (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition)
    strongly agrees
    “The gap between rich and poor has grown wider in the last decade, with life expectancy in Tottenham 17 years lower than in wealthy areas. We need social justice and equality.”
    Neville Watson (Independent People Together)
    strongly agrees
    Anne Gray (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
    “It's a disgrace that the UK under Tories then Labour has become one of the most unequal societies in the world”
  • Despite the recession, Britain should increase spending on public sector services.
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    Jenny Sutton (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition)
    strongly agrees
    “The money is there for decent health, education, pensions and public services - tax the rich, don't bail out the banks, stop spending on illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan”
    Neville Watson (Independent People Together)
    strongly agrees
    Anne Gray (Green Party)
    agrees
    “yes, though we need to finance this by raising the tax yield from the rich and from big companies; we also need to cut the deficit by half within 5 years”
  • People should provide for their own retirement, and not demand the state to help them do so.
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    Jenny Sutton (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition)
    strongly disagrees
    “A civilised society looks after and respects the elderly. No one should grow old in poverty, we should provide a decent state pension for everyone.”
    Neville Watson (Independent People Together)
    strongly disagrees
    Anne Gray (Green Party)
    is neutral
    “Greens seek a state pension of £170 per person per week, to avoid humiliating means testing”
  • Immigration levels are too high.
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    Jenny Sutton (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition)
    strongly disagrees
    “Britain has a history of colonial plunder, and today depends on overseas workers for the NHS, public transport and many other sectors. Everyone who lives and works here should have equal rights and be treated with equal respect.”
    Neville Watson (Independent People Together)
    strongly agrees
    Anne Gray (Green Party)
    is neutral
  • There are too many CCTV cameras in Britain.
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    Jenny Sutton (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition)
    strongly agrees
    Neville Watson (Independent People Together)
    strongly agrees
    Anne Gray (Green Party)
    agrees
  • A married, heterosexual couple provide the best environment in which to raise a family.
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    Jenny Sutton (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition)
    strongly disagrees
    “Children need love, care and stability, this has nothing to do with marital status, gender or sexual preference.”
    Neville Watson (Independent People Together)
    agrees
    Anne Gray (Green Party)
    is neutral
  • In general, politicians in Britain are honest.
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    Jenny Sutton (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition)
    strongly disagrees
    “Most appear to be as corrupt and venal as they can get away with - and unfortunately they get away with it.”
    Neville Watson (Independent People Together)
    is neutral
    Anne Gray (Green Party)
    disagrees
  • The arts in Britain should pay for themselves, and not rely on Government subsidy.
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    Jenny Sutton (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition)
    strongly disagrees
    “Art is life-enhancing, any civilised society would promote art for art's sake, not for profit.”
    Neville Watson (Independent People Together)
    disagrees
    Anne Gray (Green Party)
    disagrees
  • The new British government should begin negotiations to leave the European Union.
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    Jenny Sutton (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition)
    is neutral
    Neville Watson (Independent People Together)
    agrees
    Anne Gray (Green Party)
    disagrees
  • Even if Iran develops a nuclear weapon, Britain should not support any military action against Iran.
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    Jenny Sutton (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition)
    strongly agrees
    “What right has nuclear Britain got to tell another country that they can't arm themselves correspondingly!”
    Neville Watson (Independent People Together)
    strongly agrees
    Anne Gray (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
  • British troops should stay in Afghanistan as long as they are needed.
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    Jenny Sutton (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition)
    strongly disagrees
    “Afghan people are dying, and young British men and women are being sacrificed - for Tony Blair's lies, and for oil.”
    Neville Watson (Independent People Together)
    strongly disagrees
    Anne Gray (Green Party)
    strongly disagrees
    “This war is pointless and wrong. It is killing many civilians and it has become an incentive for Al Qaida to row and retaliate, rather than an effective mission against them.”
  • Britain spends too much money on foreign aid.
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    Jenny Sutton (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition)
    strongly disagrees
    “Britian makes more profits from its overseas investments in the third world than it gives in aid.”
    Neville Watson (Independent People Together)
    is neutral
    Anne Gray (Green Party)
    disagrees

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