This page contains the views of the MP candidates for Ynys Môn on a wide range of issues

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Conservative Party
Anthony Ridge-Newman
(Conservative Party)
UK Independence Party - UKIP
Elaine Gill
(UK Independence Party - UKIP)
Labour Party
Albert Owen
(Labour Party)

Let's start by looking at the local statements

  • In the light of the loss of good quality jobs at Anglesey Aluminuim, the county with the lowest GDP in Britain requires "special case" subsidies to regenerate its economy.
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    Dave Owen (Christian Party - Proclaiming Christ's Lordship)
    strongly agrees
    Dylan Rees (Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales)
    strongly agrees
    “Plaid have argued for some time that Wales should be given the powers to reduce certain taxes in the poorest regions of Wales to stimulate business growth.”
    Peter Rogers (Independent)
    strongly agrees
    “After years of Plaid and labour representation on the island, it is a disgrace that so many jobs have been lost. Our economy needs a vital boost to secure good quality jobs for all.”
    Matt Wood (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly agrees
  • The replacement power station at Wylfa B should go ahead.
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    disagree
    Dave Owen (Christian Party - Proclaiming Christ's Lordship)
    is neutral
    Dylan Rees (Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales)
    strongly agrees
    Peter Rogers (Independent)
    strongly agrees
    Matt Wood (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly 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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    disagree
    Dave Owen (Christian Party - Proclaiming Christ's Lordship)
    disagrees
    Dylan Rees (Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales)
    strongly agrees
    Peter Rogers (Independent)
    is neutral
    Matt Wood (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
  • The British government interferes too much with business.
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    Dave Owen (Christian Party - Proclaiming Christ's Lordship)
    strongly agrees
    “WE SHOULD ENCOURAGE LOCAL BUSINESS, AND REMOVE THE INFLUX OF THE LARGER COMPANIES INTO THE LOCALITY”
    Dylan Rees (Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales)
    disagrees
    “It was the failure of the Westminster Government to regulate the banks (or interfere with business) properly that lead to the recession and put us in such a poor financial situation”
    Peter Rogers (Independent)
    is neutral
    Matt Wood (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
  • Government should tackle climate change aggressively even if it means energy bills go up.
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    disagree
    Dave Owen (Christian Party - Proclaiming Christ's Lordship)
    disagrees
    Dylan Rees (Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales)
    agrees
    “Climate change is the greatest challenge facing the world and must be tackled. The poorest and most vulnerable in society should be given the support they need in dealing with the changes we will all have to make.”
    Peter Rogers (Independent)
    agrees
    Matt Wood (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
  • It would be a big problem if Britain became more economically unequal over the next 5 years.
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    Dave Owen (Christian Party - Proclaiming Christ's Lordship)
    strongly agrees
    Dylan Rees (Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales)
    strongly agrees
    Peter Rogers (Independent)
    agrees
    Matt Wood (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly agrees
  • Despite the recession, Britain should increase spending on public sector services.
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    Dave Owen (Christian Party - Proclaiming Christ's Lordship)
    agrees
    Dylan Rees (Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales)
    agrees
    “You can't cut your way out of a recession, you can endanger recovery by cutting too soon. Plaid Cymru are also campaign for a fair, needs-based funding formula for Wales. Wales is currently being short-changed by atleast £300m a year.”
    Peter Rogers (Independent)
    agrees
    Matt Wood (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
  • People should provide for their own retirement, and not demand the state to help them do so.
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    disagree
    Dave Owen (Christian Party - Proclaiming Christ's Lordship)
    is neutral
    Dylan Rees (Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales)
    strongly disagrees
    Peter Rogers (Independent)
    disagrees
    Matt Wood (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
  • Immigration levels are too high.
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    Dave Owen (Christian Party - Proclaiming Christ's Lordship)
    strongly agrees
    “THERE SHOULD BE A MUCH TOUGHER IMMIGRATION POLICY THAT WHAT BRITAIN HAS CURRENTLY”
    Dylan Rees (Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales)
    disagrees
    “While immigration levels are a concern for some people we should not forget the benefits that immigration brings to the UK - economically, culturally and socially.”
    Peter Rogers (Independent)
    is neutral
    Matt Wood (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
  • There are too many CCTV cameras in Britain.
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    Dave Owen (Christian Party - Proclaiming Christ's Lordship)
    strongly agrees
    “WE ARE LIVING IN A BIG BROTHER STATE, WHERE THERE IS NO PRIVACY AT ALL.”
    Dylan Rees (Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales)
    is neutral
    “Research shows that CCTV does little to prevent crime but does assist in detecting crime, particularly in town centres.”
    Peter Rogers (Independent)
    is neutral
    Matt Wood (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
  • A married, heterosexual couple provide the best environment in which to raise a family.
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    Dave Owen (Christian Party - Proclaiming Christ's Lordship)
    strongly agrees
    “THIS IS THE WAY THAT GOD INTENDED THINGS TO BE!”
    Dylan Rees (Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales)
    agrees
    Peter Rogers (Independent)
    is neutral
    Matt Wood (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
  • In general, politicians in Britain are honest.
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    Dave Owen (Christian Party - Proclaiming Christ's Lordship)
    disagrees
    “I THINK THE REVEALING OF WHAT HAS BEEN CLAIMED FOR ON EXPENSESES FROM ALL PARTIES SHOWS THIS.”
    Dylan Rees (Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales)
    is neutral
    “Certainly my colleagues in Plaid Cymru are an honest group of people. I like to think that people go into politics for the right reasons and that they are honest, but there are plenty of examples of dishonest politicians, primarily Tony Blair.”
    Peter Rogers (Independent)
    agrees
    Matt Wood (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
  • The arts in Britain should pay for themselves, and not rely on Government subsidy.
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    Dave Owen (Christian Party - Proclaiming Christ's Lordship)
    agrees
    Dylan Rees (Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales)
    disagrees
    Peter Rogers (Independent)
    disagrees
    Matt Wood (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
  • The new British government should begin negotiations to leave the European Union.
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    disagree
    Dave Owen (Christian Party - Proclaiming Christ's Lordship)
    strongly agrees
    “WE NEVER VOTED FOR THIS, WE ONLY VOTED FOR A TRADING AGREEMENT.”
    Dylan Rees (Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales)
    disagrees
    Peter Rogers (Independent)
    disagrees
    Matt Wood (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly disagrees
  • Even if Iran develops a nuclear weapon, Britain should not support any military action against Iran.
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    Dave Owen (Christian Party - Proclaiming Christ's Lordship)
    is neutral
    Dylan Rees (Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales)
    strongly agrees
    “How can the UK Government even begin to justify the use of force against another country for developing nuclear weapons when the main UK parties are in favour of nuclear weapons?”
    Peter Rogers (Independent)
    is neutral
    Matt Wood (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
  • British troops should stay in Afghanistan as long as they are needed.
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    Dave Owen (Christian Party - Proclaiming Christ's Lordship)
    disagrees
    Dylan Rees (Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales)
    is neutral
    “We opposed the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, we believe in a phased withdrawal of our troops from Afghanistan.”
    Peter Rogers (Independent)
    disagrees
    Matt Wood (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
  • Britain spends too much money on foreign aid.
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    disagree
    Dave Owen (Christian Party - Proclaiming Christ's Lordship)
    is neutral
    Dylan Rees (Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales)
    disagrees
    Peter Rogers (Independent)
    agrees
    Matt Wood (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly disagrees

Answers by party

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