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We asked Parliamentary candidates the following 5 questions:

Q1) Given that Israel has continued to expand settlements on occupied Palestinian land in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in defiance of international law and international opinion, do you think the UK should ban the import of settlement goods into the UK?

Q2) Do you agree that Israel’s blockade of Gaza, imposed since 2007, should be lifted immediately?

Q3) Do you agree that the Government should enforce its own arms export licensing criteria, and stop supplying arms to Israel until it ceases its violations of international law?

Q4) Numerous reports have highlighted the mistreatment of Palestinian child prisoners in Israeli military detention. Do you agree that any child prisoner should be treated in accordance with international law and not Israeli military law?

Q5) Do you agree that future UK trade deals should include a strong human rights clause, and that any trade agreement with Israel should be conditional upon the respect of international law and human rights?


You can see the responses to these questions in the table below. Some candidates gave extended answers that you can view by clicking on their statement.


Constituency Name Party Question 1 Question 2 Question 3 Question 4 Question 5 Additional Comments
Bedford Lucy Bywater Green yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Brent Central Dawn Butler Labour statement
Brentwood and Ongar Gareth Barret Labour Unsure Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cambridge Daniel Zeichner Labour Statement
Cambridge Julian Huppert Lib Dem Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Statement
Cambridge Stuart Tuckwood Green Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chelmsford Reza Hossain Green Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Statement
Chelmsford Vicky Ford Con Statement
Colchester Tim Young Labour yes yes yes yes yes
Harwich and North Essex Bernard Jenkin Con Statement
Hertford and Stortford Mark Prisk Con Statement
Hitchin and Harpenden John Hayes Labour Statement
Ipswich Charlotte Armstrong Green Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Statement
Ipswich Sandy Martin Labour Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Statement
Luton North Rabi Martins Lib Dem Statement Yes Yes Yes Yes
Luton North Simon Hall Green Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Maldon John Wittingdale Con Statement
Maldon Zoe O’Connell Lib Dem No Yes Statement Yes Yes
Mid Norfolk Hannah Lester Green Statement
North East Cambridgeshire Ruth Johnson Green Unsure Yes Yes Yes Yes
North East Herts Doug Swanney Labour Statement
North East Herts John Ingham Labour Statement
North West Cambridgeshire Shailesh Vara Conservative Statement
North West Norfolk Joanne Rust Labour Unsure Yes Yes Yes Yes
South Suffolk Andrew Aalders-Dunthorne Lib Dem unsure yes yes yes yes
South West Hertfordshire Paul de Hoest Green Statement Yes Yes Statement Statement Statement
South West Norfolk Elizabeth Truss Tory Statement
Southend West Julian Ware-Lane Labour Unsure Unsure Yes Yes Yes Statement
St Albans Daisy Cooper Lib Dems Statement
SW Norfolk Peter Smith Labour Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Statement
Watford Ian Stotesbury Lib Dem Statement Statement Statement Statement Statement
Welwyn Hatfield Christianne Sayers Green yes yes yes yes yes Statement
Witham James Abbot Green Statement Yes Yes Yes Yes