The issue of justice for Palestine will not be far from the minds of many voters going to the polls today.
Before they head to the ballot box, they will have been able to check their candidates’ views on Palestine thanks to an extensive survey carried out over the last three months by Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC).
In the biggest poll of Parliamentary candidates conducted by a Palestinian rights organisation, PSC has gathered the views of more than 1,000 candidates on a series of questions relating to Palestinian human rights.
In England, Scotland and Wales, candidates have given their opinions on issues ranging from whether Israel should immediately lift its blockade of Gaza to whether the next UK government should impose an arms embargo on Israel until it abides by international law.
Their answers can be found on PSC’s website, providing voters with an important resource as they go to vote.
Sarah Colborne, Director of Palestine Solidarity Campaign, said: “We’ve provided open and transparent information to voters on where their candidates stand on justice for Palestine.
“The reason for doing so is because people have told us they want to know which candidates support Palestinian human rights before they go out to vote.”
Ms Colborne added: “The results of our email poll are looking good, and indicate that many incoming MPs understand the issues around Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land, including Israel’s disregard for international law.
“The challenge is to ensure that they uphold those fundamental principles of human rights and international law once elected to Parliament.”
This media release was sent to national and international media on Thursday 7 May.