Election 2019

This looks to be one of the most important elections in a generation, with marked differences between UK political parties in terms of their foreign policy positions. Below are a list of upcoming hustings, please let us know if you hear of any others.

Yorkshire Hustings

Date Constituency Link Location
28 Nov Colne Valley More Info Thornton Lodge CC, Brook Street, HD1 3JW
29 Nov Thirsk & Malton More Info Kirkbymoorside Methodist Church YO62 6DQ
1 Dec Huddersfield More Info New North Road Baptist Church, HD1 5JU
2 Dec Leeds North West Tickets Headingley Enterprise and Art Centre LS6 3HN
2 Dec Scarborough & Whitby Tickets The Street, Scarborough YO12 7PW
3 Dec Shipley Tickets Owlet Hall Social Club Shipley BD18 2HR
4 Dec Huddersfield More Info Oastler Building (floor 5.5, room 1), University of Hudds HD1 3DH
4 Dec York Outer Tickets Berrick Saul Building, University of York YO10 5DD
5 Dec Pudsey More Info St Margarets Church. Church Lane. Horsforth
6 Dec Sheffield Central Tickets The Diamond, S3 7RD

 

An example question you might ask in a hustings:

In 2017 the majority of world states agreed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, while the UK boycotted the negotiations. Do you believe that the UK should sign the treaty and will you pledge that, if elected, you would support the total abolition of Weapons of Mass Destruction.

As always do let us know what responses you get from candidates. If you are lucky enough to have a standing MP that supports these principles or a local candidate that you trust, don’t just vote for them, get out there and campaign!

ICAN Parliamentary Pledge Signatories by Party

Party MPs in UK MPs in Yorkshire
SNP 35 0
Labour 21 7
Plaid Cymru 4 0
Green 1 0
Lib Dem 1 0
Conservative 0 0

 

Take Action!

Now is the time to question the candidates in your area about how they will vote around the crucial issues of peace and disarmament, it is also the time to get firm commitments (e.g to sign the ICAN Parliamentary Pledge).

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