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
Birmingham Hall Green Roger Godsiff Labour Statement Statement Statement Statement Yes Statement
Birmingham Yardley John Hemming Lib Dem Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Statement
Burton Simon Hales Green Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Coventry Bally Singh Labour Statement Statement Statement Statement Statement Statement
Coventry NE Coleen Fletcher Labour Statement
Coventry NE Matthew Handley Green Yes & Statement Yes Yes Yes & Statement Yes & Statement Statement
Coventry South Jim Cunningham Labour Statement
Hall Green, Birmingham Patrick Cox Green Yes & Statement Yes Yes Yes & Statement Yes & Statement Statement
Hereford & South Herefordshire Lucy Hurds Lib Dem Statement
Hereford and Herefordshire Diana Toynbee Green Yes yes yes yes yes Statement
Hereford and South Herefordshire Anna Coda Labour Statement
Kenilworth & Southam Jeremy Wright Tory Statement
Malvern Trinity Samantha Charles Labour Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Meriden Tom McNeil Labour Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Statement
Meriden constituency Caroline Spelman Conservative statement
North Herefordshire Ellie Chowns Green Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
North Herefordshire Jeanie Falconer Lib Dem Statement Statement Statement Statement Statement Statement
North Shropshire Graeme Curry Labour Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Northfield Roger Harmer Lib Dem no yes no yes yes Statement
Nuneaton Richard Brighton-Knight Lib Dem No Yes No Yes Yes Statement
Solihull Ade Adeyemo Lib Dem No Yes No Yes Yes Statement
Stone Martin Lewis Lib Dem No & Statement Yes & Statement No & Statement Statement Yes & Statement
Stourbridge Andi Mohr Green yes yes yes yes yes Statement
Stourbridge Chris Bramall Lib Dem statement
Stourbridge Pete Lowe Labour unsure yes yes yes yes
Walsall South Anna Wellings Purvis Lib Dem Statement Statement Statement Yes Statement
Walsall South Valerie Vaz Labour Statement
Warley Mark Redding Green Statement Yes Yes Statement Yes
Warwick and Leamington Jonathan Chilvers Green yes yes Yes Yes Yes
Warwick and Leamington Matt Western Labour Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
West Bromwich East John Macefield Green Statement Yes Yes Statement Statement Statement
West Worcester Natalie McVey Green Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wolverhampton South East Amy Bertaut Green Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Statement
Worcester Joy Squires Labour Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Worcester Robin Walker Conservative Yes Yes Yes Statement