European Parliament election - candidate survey

North East for Europe is a cross party group campaigning for a Peoples Vote, with an option to remain, and ultimately for the UK to remain a full member of the European Union

For the election on May 23rd we are keen that all parties' and candidates' views about the EU and what to about Brexit are well known.

We have contacted candidates from all the parties in the North East election to ask them a series of questions about Brexit and how they would see their role as an MEP. Their answers are summarised below. Please note that these are the candidates' replies, not official party policy statements.

Also, some candidates added additional comments to expand on their answers, but in order to keep this page manageable we have had to leave out most of these comments.

The questionnaire we sent candidates can be downloaded here. We will be happy to add to this table any further replies we receive. Candidates can contact us at info @ ne4eu.org.uk

Our thanks to everyone who replied, we know this is a busy time for you all.

Dealing with Brexit:

 

 

Preferred outcome for the current Brexit situation Do you support having a referendum on whatever Brexit terms are approved by Parliament? What do you think should happen if Parliament does not agree terms for Brexit?
Brexit Party no replies received
Change UK - the independent group
(1 reply)
Don’t leave the EU  Yes Revoke article 50
Conservative and Unionist party no replies received
Green Party
(2 replies)
Don’t leave the EU  Yes Revoke article 50
Labour party
(3 replies)
Don't leave the EU after a public confirmatory vote Yes Revoke article 50
Liberal Democrats
(3 replies)
Don’t leave the EU  Yes Revoke article 50
UK Independence Party (UKIP) no replies received


Being an MEP:

  If elected, and if Brexit is further delayed or does not happen, would you plan to serve the full term, potentially until 2024? Which of the following (under 75%, 50%, 25%) would you regard as an unsatisfactory attendance record at Parliamentary sessions and votes?
Brexit Party no replies received
Change UK - the independent group (1 reply) yes under 75%
Conservative and Unionist party no replies received
Green Party (2 replies) yes under 75%
Labour party (3 replies) Yes under 75%
Liberal Democrats (3 replies) Yes under 75%
UK Independence Party (UKIP) no replies received

 

Party manifestos

Some parties have published manifestos for the election. The ones we know about are

Green Party

Labour

Liberal Democrats

UKIP

North East for Europe will be happy to add links to Brexit Party,  Change UK and Conservative manifestos for the European parliament election as soon as we know them.