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December 20, 2017
I support lowering the voting age to 16 as I believe this will energise and engage young people and ensure their voices are heard. I also believe votes at 16 would strengthen our democracy and open it up to a new generation – as was quite clearly borne out in the Scottish Independence Referendum, where...
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I believe that the humane treatment of all animals should be a benchmark for any civilized society and it is very important that we send out a strong and powerful message that the illegal importation of puppies is a cruel practice that must stop. I am aware that Defra’s Chief Veterinary Officer has written to...
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I recognise that a number of concerns have been highlighted about the effectiveness of our asylum system where claims of torture are involved, including around the use of medical evidence. Indeed, It was concerning to read in Freedom from Torture’s “Proving Torture” report that of the asylum cases the organisation looked at involving claims of...
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I believe that parliament needs to be representative of communities across Britain and that we must make it easier for people to vote and engage in politics. At the 2017 General Election I stood on a manifesto which committed to establish a constitutional convention to look at reforming the way Britain works at a fundamental...
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I share concerns about punitive PIP assessments and their impact on some of the most vulnerable people in society. I was deeply concerned by the Disability Benefits Consortium’s recent findings that eight in every 10 of those facing PIP assessments find it make their health worse, and two thirds feel their claim was poorly represented...
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Our country has a proud history of helping those fleeing conflict and persecution and, as we face the biggest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War, I believe we must continue to pay our part by taking our fair share of refugees. I have long believed that the government should be doing more to help...
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