We asked all European candidates for their views on 4 key issues:
- Do they oppose Israel’s violations of international human rights and humanitarian law, and do they support Palestinians’ right to self-determination?
- Will they oppose any upgrade of European agreements with Israel until Israel abides by the human rights clause in the EU Israel Association Agreement?
- Will they support mandatory EU wide labelling of agricultural goods and wine from Israel’s settlements?
- Will they support a campaign to exclude all goods entering the EU from Israel’s settlements beyond the Green Line (until a peace deal is agreed)?
The information below is to help you decide how to vote if you wish to take your candidates attitudes to Palestinian human rights into account.
The Eastern region will elect 7 MEPs. You can only vote for one Party, but those at the top of the list are most likely to be elected.
In the last European Elections, in 2009, Eastern region elected:
1 Lib Dem
The first three Conservative candidates were elected last time (one joined Conservatives later from UKIP):
One Labour candidate was elected last time
One Liberal Democrat candidate was elected last time
Two UKIP candidate was elected last time (but one switched to Conservative)
If your MEP candidates haven’t responded to these questions please ask them to do so now – send them this letter (do personalise for greater impact – but please don’t change the key questions or we won’t be able to include their replies!) and their emails are next to their names.
|Conservative Eastern candidates|
|Vicky Ford MEP email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Geoffrey Van Orden MEP email@example.com|
|David Campbell Bannerman MEP firstname.lastname@example.org|
|John Flack email@example.com|
|Tom Hunt https://twitter.com/cllrtomhunt1|
|Margaret Simons https://twitter.com/Margaret_Simons|
|Jonathan Collett http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/jonathan-collett/b/596/8a9|
|Green Eastern candidates|
|Rupert Read James_abbott@btinternet.com https://twitter.com/RupertRead|
|Mark Ereira-Guyeris firstname.lastname@example.org://twitter.com/markereiraguyer|
|Labour Eastern candidates|
|Richard Howittrichard.email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org://twitter.com/richardhowitt|
|Alex Mayer email@example.com @alexlmayer|
|Bhavna Joshi firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Paul Bishop Pbish17@hotmail.com|
|Naseem Ayub Naseem_786@hotmail.com|
|Chris Ostrowski email@example.com|
6. Hugh Annand Twitter
1. Patrick O’Flynn Twitter
5. Mick McGough
6. Andy Monk
7. Mark Hughes Twitter