The general election to be held on 8th June gives us all a great opportunity to campaign to stop Brexit and fight for the UK to remain at the heart of Europe.
North East for Europe is committed to these objectives and will make every effort over coming weeks to ensure that we have a government which doesn’t just listen to the 37% of the electorate who voted to leave the EU.
NE4EU decided that it would ask all candidates for parliamentary constituencies in the North East to answer a simple survey, designed to help our supporters understand each candidate's view on the United Kingdom's future relationship with the European Union. The survey results are being published here as they are received and are updated on a live basis. (The live update process sometimes means that candidates are not in constituency order. We will check regularly to sort the list)
The six questions asked in the survey were
- Will you vote in parliament to oppose all forms of Brexit and for Britain to remain in the EU?
- Will you vote in parliament to call for a second Yes/No referendum as to whether the UK should leave the EU on the final terms proposed by the government?
- If the UK is to leave the EU will you support the free movement of labour within the EU and the UK?
- If the UK is to leave the EU will you support free movement of goods, capital and services within the EU and the UK?
- If the UK is to leave the EU will you vote in parliament for all non-UK EU citizens to retain all the rights which they had at the date of the June 2016 referendum?
- When parliament debates the "Great Repeal Bill" will you vote against any powers for ministers to use secondary legislation to repeal laws relating to the protection of the environment, employment rights and data protection?
The results of the survey are presented in a table using "traffic light" codes to help you identify the most pro-european views amongst the candidates. Please remember that the "traffic lights" are NE4EU's attempt to assess the candidates' views and not a recommendation as to who you should vote for. You may also wish to consider the policies of the political parties the candidates are standing for, the voting record of candidates who have recently been MPs or perhaps even consider tactical voting in some cases.