General Election 2017: Contact your candidates

18 May 2017 - 2:45pm
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On 8 June the UK will go the polls to elect a new government.

A year on from the Brexit vote, this is a critical moment that will determine the kind of country we want the UK to be. What values are the most important to us? What should be a priority for the next government?

Now more than ever, it is crucial to convey our core values of human rights, internationalism, justice and solidarity, values that we believe should be at the heart of shaping all government policy.

We have written to the leaders of five of the main parties and asked them how they would prioritise and defend human rights protections in the UK, and how they would ensure that human rights, and measures that address the root causes of poverty, are central to policies shaping Britain’s role in the world - crucial questions in the context of Brexit. You can click on the letters below. 

Photo: Keith Ivey via a Flickr Creative Commons licence

We are urging all our supporters to get in contact with candidates seeking election in their constituency to raise concerns about the things that matter most to them, and to ask questions about their views on:

  • New trade deals and whether their policies towards trade would prioritise human rights and environmental obligations.
  • The sale of weapons to countries like Israel and Saudi Arabia where there is a risk they would be used in internal repression or in committing human rights violations.
  • Protecting the rights of migrant workers who are in the UK, and ensuring just, favourable and safe conditions for all workers.

Please share any responses with us.

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