General Election 2017

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The general election for the UK parliament is being held on the 8th June 2017.

Humanists are strong supporters of democracy and HSS are encouraging our members to take the opportunity to cast their ballot on the issues that matter most to them.

If you are speaking to local candidates or attending hustings meetings you may consider asking candidates their opinion on matters we know are important to HSS members such as:

  • How they will ensure Human Rights are protected and advanced both domestically and internationally
  • How they will see that the social security system protects vulnerable people in society
  • If they support church and state becoming separate so every citizen has their beliefs respected in equal measure
  • What measures they support to ensure the environment is adequately protected and climate change tackled

Links for manifestos of the political parties standing in all the Scottish constituencies can be found below and read online:

Scottish Conservatives
Scottish Labour
Scottish Liberal Democrats
Scottish National Party

Note: In some constituencies there may be other candidates such as Green, UKIP or Independents.

The BBC provide a full searchable list of candidates standing in your local constituency.

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