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Parliamentary candidates who have signed the Pledge 2015

Thanks to your support, candidates in the following constituencies have signed the Simpol Pledge. If your main party candidates aren't on this list, they need to hear from you now! Sign the Simpol Petition and we'll contact them on your behalf. 

Constituencies: England

   A-B   C-D      E - N     O - Z

Constituencies: Scotland, Wales & N. Ireland  

For constituencies where more than one candidate has signed the Pledge, the number of candidates is indicated in brackets after the constituency name.

Descriptions such as North, West, Mid, etc. come AFTER the main constituency name.

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Constituencies A-B

Aldershot

Carl Hewitt (Green Party)

Pledged: 1st May 2015

 

Aldridge-Brownhills (2)

Mark Beech (Official Monster Raving Loony)

Pledged: 3rd April 2015


Martyn Curzey (Green Party)

Pledged: 17th April 2015

Altrincham & Sale West

Nick Robertson-Brown (Green Party)

Pledged: 5th May 2015

 

Amber Valley

John Devine (Green Party)

Pledged: 23rd February 2015

Comment: "We have one planet to live on. If we do not care for her, she will not be able to care for us. Extinction of our species for the profits of the few is not an option. It's as Simpol as that."

Arundel & South Downs (2)

Isabel Thurston (Green Party)

Pledged: 26th March 2015


Shweta Kapadia (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 28th April 2015

Ashford

Debbie Enever (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 31st March 2015

 

Ashton-under-Lyne

Charlotte Hughes (Green Party)

Pledged: 5th May 2015

 

Aylesbury

David Lyons (Green Party)

Pledged: 20th March 2015

Comment: "We urgently need to take action jointly with other countries to reduce the risk of catastrophic climate change: Simpol is a good framework to work together with other nations to do this."

Banbury

Ian Middleton (Green Party)

Pledged: 5th May 2015

 

Barnsley Central

Michael Short (Green Party)

Pledged: 22nd April 2015

 

Barrow & Furness (2)

Robert O'Hara (Green Party)

Pledged: 22nd April 2015

Comment: "More consensus is clearly needed."


Clive Peaple (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 1st May 2015

Basildon South & Thurrock East

Geoff Williams (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 19th April 2010

 

Basingstoke

Janice Spalding (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 16th April 2015

Comment: "Given the war and conflict in the world we need to work together - this is the only planet we can live on."

Bassetlaw

Kris Wragg (Green Party)

Pledged: 9th April 2015

Comment: "In line with Green Party MP Caroline Lucas, I have decided to support Simpol's aim to provide a process for bringing the governments of all or sufficient nations together around a common global framework for cooperation to address the major global problems we face."

Bath

Dominic Tristram (Green Party)

Pledged: 1st April 2015

 

Battersea

Will Martindale (Labour)

Pledged: 3rd March 2015

 

Beckenham (2)

Marina Ahmad (Labour)

Pledged: 1st May 2015


Ruth Fabricant (Green Party)

Pledged: 4th May 2015

Bedfordshire Mid

Gareth Ellis (Green Party)

Pledged: 1st May 2015

Comment: "I support International Cooperation for the Common Good."

Bedfordshire North East

Mark Bowler (Green Party)

Pledged: 31st March 2015

 

Berwick-upon-Tweed

Rachael Roberts (Green Party)

Pledged: 24th April 2015

 

Bethnal Green & Bow

Teena Lashmore (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 23rd February 2015

 

Beverley & Holderness

Richard Howarth (Green Party)

Pledged: 8th April 2015

 

Bexhill & Battle (2)

Jonathan Kent (Green Party)

Pledged: 1st May 2015


Rachel Sadler (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 4th May 2015

Birmingham Edgbaston

Phil Simpson (Green Party)

Pledged: 24th April 2015

 

Birmingham Erdington

Joe Belcher (Green Party)

Pledged: 24th February 2015

 

Birmingham Hall Green (3)

Roger Godsiff MP (Labour)

Pledged: 11th October 2007


Jerry Evans (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 26th February 2015


Shiraz Peer (The Respect Party)

Pledged: 12th March 2015

Birmingham Ladywood

Margaret Okole (Green Party)

Pledged: 1st May 2015

 

Birmingham Northfield

Anna Masters (Green Party)

Pledged: 1st April 2015

Birmingham Selly Oak

Clare Thomas (Green Party)

Pledged: 16th March 2015

Birmingham Yardley

John Hemming (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 16th April 2010

 

Blackburn

Gordon Lishman (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 8th April 2015

 

Blackley & Broughton

David Jones (Green Party)

Pledged: 5th May 2015

 

Blackpool South

Duncan Royle (Green Party)

Pledged: 13th April 2015

 

Blaydon

Dave Anderson (Labour)

Pledged: 27th April 2015

 

Blythe Valley

Philip Latham (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 28th April 2015

Comment: "As a Quaker I believe cooperation between nations is essential for humanity."

 

Bolton South East

Alan Johnson (Green Party)

Pledged: 25th April 2010

 

Bootle

Lisa Tallis (Green Party)

Pledged: 21st April 2015

 

Boston & Skegness

Paul Kenny (Labour)

Pledged: 16th April 2010

 

Bosworth

Michael Mullaney (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 26th April 2010

Comment: "I'm happy to support the Pledge."

 

Bournemouth West

Mike Plummer (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 19th April 2010

 

Bracknell

Derek Florey (Green Party)

Pledged: 1st May 2015

 

Bradford East

Dave Stevens (Green Party)

Pledged: 31st March 2015

 

Bradford South

Andy Robinson (Green Party)

Pledged: 25th February 2015

 

Bradford West

Celia Hickson (Green Party)

Pledged: 16th March 2015

 

Braintree

Malcolm Fincken (Labour)

Pledged: 28th February 2015

Brent Central

Ibrahim Taguri (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 22nd February 2015

Comment: "The major challenges we face are cross border issues such as climate change, terrorism, nuclear arms and fairer taxes. We can only find solutions by working in unison with international governments. These are not problems that begin and end at the White Cliffs of Dover."

Brentford & Isleworth (2)

Lawrence McCambridge Audini (Independent)

Pledged: 9th January 2015


Joe Bourke (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 1st May 2015

Bridgwater & W. Somerset

Julie Harvey-Smith (Green Party)

Pledged: 4th May 2015

 

Brighton Kemptown

Nancy Platts (Labour)

Pledged: 8th December 2008

Comment: "It is only in the spirit of mutual cooperation that we will be able to successfully tackle the global problems of climate change and world poverty."

Brighton Pavilion (2)

Caroline Lucas (Green Party)

Pledged: 8th June 2004


Chris Bowers (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 3rd May 2015

Bristol East

Eric Mutch (Monster Raving Loony Party)

Pledged: 11th March 2015

Comment: "Saving the planet is down to all of us, but we can't expect people living in poverty to think of it as a priority. Creating a fairer society and saving the planet go hand in hand."

Bristol North West (2)

Justin Quinnell (Green Party)

Pledged: 15th April 2005


Clare Campion-Smith (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 8th April 2015

Comment: "International cooperation will speed up finding solutions to some very complex issues that face the world."

Bristol South

Mark Wright (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 29th April 2010

Bromley & Chislehurst

Roisin Robertson (Green Party)

Pledged: 23rd April 2010

Broxbourne

Russell Secker (Green Party)

Pledged: 21st February 2015

Broxtowe (2)

Nick Palmer (Labour)

Pledged: 1st May 2010


David Kirwan (Green Party)

Pledged: 15th March 2015

Burnley & Padiham

Gordon Birtwistle (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 12th March 2015

 

Burton

Samantha Patrone (Green Party)

Pledged: 3rd May 2015

 

Bury North

John Southworth (Green Party)

Pledged: 8th April 2015

Comment: "In line with Green Party MP Caroline Lucas, I have decided to support Simpol's aim to provide a process for bringing the governments of all or sufficient nations together around a common global framework for cooperation to address the major global problems we face."

Bury St. Edmunds (3)

David Chappell (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 19th April 2010


Helen Geake (Green Party)

Pledged: 18th March 2015

Comment: "Simpol promotes effective co-operation rather than destructive competition, so that global problems can be addressed and solved rather than being avoided."


William Edwards (Labour)

Pledged: 20th March 2015

Comment: "I believe co-operation is the way forward."

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Constituencies C-D

Calder Valley

Rod Sutcliffe (Yorkshire First)

Pledged: 8th March 2015

 

Camborne & Redruth

Geoffrey Garbett (Green Party)

Pledged: 14th March 2015

 

Cambridge (2)

Daniel Zeichner (Labour)

Pledged: 17th October 2007

Comment: "The world is changing rapidly and progressive politics must not be limited by out-dated national boundaries. ... I want to work with like-minded people to challenge inequality, prejudice and ignorance wherever it occurs. We are all in this together, and must work together to meet the challenges ahead."


Rupert Read (Green Party)

Pledged: 7th May 2014

Cambridgeshire North East

Helen Scott-Daniels (Green Party)

Pledged: 1st March 2015

 

Cambridgeshire North West

Nick Sandford (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 30th April 2015

 

Cambridgeshire South (3)

Simon Saggers (Green Party)

Pledged: 15th January 2010


Sebastian Kindersley (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 20th April 2015


Dan Greef (Labour)

Pledged: 4th May 2015

Cambridgeshire South East

Clive Semmens (Green Party)

Pledged: 29th March 2015

 

Cannock Chase

Paul Woodhead (Green Party)

Pledged: 8th April 2015

 

Canterbury & Whitstable (2)

Stuart Jeffery (Green Party)

Pledged: 27th April 2010


James Flanagan (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 26th April 2015

Carlisle (3)

Helen Davison (Green Party)

Pledged: 1st April 2015

Comment: "This is timely and much needed. Alongside what we must do at local and national level, strong international cooperation and agreement is urgently required if we are to prevent the devastating impacts of climate change on people across the globe. I very much hope the support is there to enable Simpol to facilitate this."


Alfred Okam (Independent)

Pledged: 6th April 2015

Comment: "In the age of Ideological austerity which is analogical to starving the body of oxygen and nutrients, which consequently affects the whole body, we must do what we can collectively to tackle societal inequality which is the foundation of an unstable society."


Loraine Birchall (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 1st May 2015

Carshalton & Wallington

Tom Brake (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 23rd March 2007

Cheadle

Mark Hunter (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 28th April 2015

 

Chelsea & Fulham

Simon Bailey (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 31st February 2015

Comment: "The best way to achieve security and to tackle global problems, including global warming, global poverty and the threat from terrorism is through co-ordinated international action. If elected I will work to reform the UN and EU to make them more responsive to international challenges."

Cheltenham

Martin Horwood MP (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 28th February 2007

Chesham & Amersham (2)

Kirsten Johnson (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 26th February 2015

Comment: "I believe all nations need to work together for the common good. In a global world, the environment, poverty and disease prevention are examples of issues where collaboration is necessary for an effective outcome."


Gillian Walker (Green Party)

Pledged: 1st May 2015

Comment: "I support Simpol because I believe that it gives goverments all over the world the opportunity to operate on a level playing field for the benefit of all."

Chester, City of

Bob Thompson (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 1st May 2015

 

Chesterfield

Matthew Genn (Green Party)

Pledged: 26th April 2015

 

Chichester (2)

Jasper Richmond (Green Party)

Pledged: 1st May 2015


Andrew Smith (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 3rd May 2015

Chippenham (2)

Duncan Hames (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 1st May 2005

Comment: "I support Simpol as a way of tackling cross-border issues and addressing the 'Prisoner's Dilemma' of international competition. Naturally the individual policies proposed for simultaneous implementation need to be considered on their merits at the time they are proposed."


Samantha Fletcher (Green Party)

Pledged: 5th May 2010

Chipping Barnet

AM Poppy (Green Party)

Pledged: 1st May 2015

 

Chorley

Stephen Fenn (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 26th April 2010

Christchurch

Shona Dunn (Green Party)

Pledged: 9th April 2015

Clacton

Chris Southall (Green Party)

Pledged: 21st April 2004

Cleethorpes (2)

Roy Horobin (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 23rd February 2015

Comment: "I'm obviously in favour of people working together."


Carol Thornton (Green Party)

Pledged: 16th March 2015

Comment: "It is always better to work together than against each other."

Congleton (3)

Peter Hirst (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 23rd May 2009


Alec Heath (Green Party)

Pledged: 11th March 2015

Comment: "I believe in living in a fair society for all."


Darren Price (Labour)

Pedged: 22nd March 2015

Comment: "This is a very simple but ambitious project aimed at tackling the many problems that don't recognise international frontiers. Can it work? Only time will tell but we'd be foolish not to try."

Copeland

Allan Todd (Green Party)

Pledged: 22nd February 2015

Comment: "I have long seen international co-operation and action as the ONLY way to tackle the economic and climate problems of globalisation. Naomi Klein's 'This changes everything' just confirms such a view!"

Corby

Jonathan Hornett (Green Party)

Pledged: 23rd February 2015

Comment: "I am very happy to sign the Simpol Pledge. The usual reason given for not taking action on vital issues like climate change is that international agreement is required for effective action. If Simpol was adopted then agreements and action would be simpler and more effective."

 

Cornwall North

Amanda Pennington (Green Party)

Pledged: 1st May 2015

 

Cornwall South East

Martin Corney (Green Party)

Pledged: 13th March 2015

Comment: "Global problems require global solutions."

Coventry North West (2)

Parvez Akhtar (Conservative)

Pledged: 7th March 2015


Laura Vesty (Green Party)

Pledged: 22nd March 2015

Crawley (3)

Henry Smith (Conservative)

Pledged: 19th April 2010


Guy Hudson (Green Party)

Pledged: 21st March 2015

Comment: "Combat climate change."


Chris Oxlade (Labour)

Pledged: 10th April 2015

Crewe & Nantwich

Roy Wood (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 20th April 2010

Croydon North

Shasha Khan (Green Party)

Pledged: 5th May 2005

Comment: "Great idea."

Darlington

Mike Cherrington (Green Party)

Pledged: 13th March 2015

 

Daventry

Steve Whiffen (Green Party)

Pledged: 21st April 2010

Denton & Reddish

Nicholas Koopman (Green Party)

Pledged: 5th May 2015

 

Derby North (2)

Chris Williamson (Labour)

Pledged: 8th April 2015


Alice Mason-Power (Green Party)

Pledged: 1st May 2015

 

Derby South

David Foster (Green Party)

Pledged: 23rd March 2015

 

Derbyshire Mid

Sue MacFarlane (Green Party)

Pledged: 25th February 2015

 

Derbyshire North East

David Kesteven (Green Party)

Pledged: 2nd May 2015

Derbyshire South (2)

Lorraine Johnson (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 29th April 2015


Cheryl Pidgeon (Labour)

Pledged: 3rd May 2015

Devizes

Emma Dawnay (Green Party)

Pledged: 5th May 2015

 

Devon Central (2)

Andy Williamson (Green Party)

Pledged: 31st March 2015


Alex White (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 5th April 2015

Devon East

Stuart Mole (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 4th May 2015

 

Devon North

Ricky Knight (Green Party)

Pledged: 21st April 2010

Comment: "I have supported SIMPOL in my last three parliamentary campaigns - it's a no-brainer for me."

 

Dewsbury

Adrian Cruden (Green Party)

Pledged: 5th May 2015

 

Don Valley

Rene Paterson (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 10th March 2015

Comment: "After some research I have agreed to sign this pledge in favour of support to Simpol."

Dorset Mid & North Poole (2)

Vikki Slade (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 20th February 2015


Mark Chivers (Green Party)

Pledged: 14th March 2015

 

Dorset North

Richard Barrington (Green Party)

Pledged: 27th March 2015

 

Dorset South

Jane Burnet (Green Party)

Pledged: 26th February 2015

 

Dorset West (2)

Peter Barton (Green Party)

Pledged: 30th March 2015


Rachel Rogers (Labour)

Pledged: 4th May 2015

Dudley North

Will Duckworth (Green Party)

Pledged: 20th May 2014

Comment: "This sort of cooperation is what we need to think globally and act locally."

Dudley South (2)

Vicky Duckworth (Green Party)

Pledged: 20th May 2014


Mike Wood (Conservative)

Pledged: 1st May 2015

Dulwich & West Norwood

James Barber (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 7th April 2015

 

Durham North West

Owen Temple (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 12th March 2015

Comment: "Internationalism is the path to the future. Nationalism the scourge of the past."


Mark Shilcock (Green Party)

Pledged: 23.4.15

Comment: "It is only by working better together that the major global issues can be resolved."

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Who are the global cooperators? Totals so far...

    Greens: 312

    Lib Dems: 171

    Labour: 70

    Plaid Cymru: 12

    S.N.P.: 10

    Alliance Party: 9

    Conservative: 9

    Raving Loonies: 6

    Others: 31

Total: 630

Other pledged politicians and what they say about Simpol...

Celia Barlow (Labour) Former MP for Hove

"Cooperation between different nations is paramount in terms of tackling the world's greatest problems such as climate change and poverty. Unilateral action, though important, cannot solve these international problems".

Lembit Opik (LibDem) Former MP for Montgomeryshire

"We live together, at once, on the same small planet. There are some things we should do together, at once, on this same small planet. The compelling logic of Simpol is really collective common sense - it's a campaign to find out how common sense really is!"

Philip Hollobone (Conservative) MP for Kettering

"If the world can act together to tackle global issues then the greater the chance of success."

Emma Dixon (Green Party) Former candidate, Islington North

"I am very pleased to sign the Simpol Pledge. All too often, the reason given for not taking action on vital issues like climate change, international aviation fuel, or banking transaction taxes is that international agreement is needed for effective action. The Simpol Pledge is a simple and elegant way through that problem which I fully support."

Comments on Simpol from English candidates in 2015

Andrew Adams (Labour) N. W. Hampshire

"I have signed up to the pledge having received several emails from constituents, thanks for promoting what is an imaginative and thought provoking effort to tackle some of the biggest problems facing the world."

Poppy Hebden-Leeder (Greens) Swindon North

"A simple way to tackle some of the wicked problems we are facing now and in the future."

Phil Chandler (Green Party) Morecambe & Lunesdale

"I have signed your pledge with delight. I very much admire the way you and SIMPOL have pursued this idea over what must be decades. It seems completely the correct way to proceed."

Darren Price (Labour) Congleton

"...as PPCs we are repeatedly advised against 'signing up for anything' for very good reasons in the most part.  I see this more as a way of operating/thinking rather than a binding commitment to a specific issue or cause and therefore a little different.  I'd be interested to hear anyone argue against it!" 

Stephen Worrall (Liberal Democrats) High Peak

"The idea behind Simpol seems so simple yet I think it could prove incredibly powerful and you and your colleagues should receive full credit for developing it. Global problems require global solutions and Simpol could well help us get to those solutions.

The way in which the process neatly side steps the issue of countries fearing to act unilaterally is quite excellent. I have signed the pledge and thank you for inviting me to do so."

Howling 'Laud' Hope (Monster Raving Loony Party) Uxbridge & S. Ruislip

"I would endorse all that this stands for!"

Pledged UK politicians: the complete list (as at 31.12.14)

For a complete list of all UK politicians who have ever signed the Simpol Pledge,  please click here.