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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
Aberdeen North Isobel Davidson Lib Dem Unsure Yes Yes Yes Yes
Aberdeen North Kirsty Blackman SNP statement
Beaconsfield Peter Chapman Scottish Con Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Berwickshire Roxburgh and Selkirk John Lamont Con Statement
Berwickshire, Roxborough and Selkirk Caroline Burgess Lib Dem Statement Statement Statement Statement Statement Statement
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk Callum Kerr SNP Statement
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross Paul Monaghan SNP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dundee West Alan Cowan Labour Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
East Lothian Elisabeth Wilson Scottish Liberal Democrat yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
East Lothian Martin Whitfield Labour Statement
Edinburgh East Patsy King Labour Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Edinburgh North and Leith Deidre Brock SNP yes Yes Yes Yes Yes statement
Edinburgh North and Leith Gordon Munro Labour Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Statement
Edinburgh North and Leith Lorna Slater Scottish Green Statement Yes Yes Yes Yes Statement
Edinburgh South West Joanna Cherry SNP Yes Yes Statement
Edinburgh South-West Aisha Mir Lib Dem no yes no yes yes Statement
Glasgow Central Alison Thewliss SNP Statement
Inverclyde Ronnie Cowan SNP Statement
Na h-Eileanan an Iar Angus MacNeil SNP Statement
North East Fife Elizabeth Riches Lib Dem No Yes No Yes Yes statement
North East Fife Mike Scott-Hayward Independent No Yes No Yes Yes
Orkney and Shetland Miriam Brett SNP statement
Ross, Skye and Lochaber Lewis Sturrock Something New  Statement
Ross, Skye and Lochaber Peter O’Donnghaile Labour Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes