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These parliamentary candidates have signed the Pledge so far!

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! Sign the Simpol Petition now and we'll contact them on your behalf. 

Constituencies: 

 A-B   C-D   E-H    I-L   M-N   O-R   S   T-Z

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Constituencies A-B

Aberavon

Jonathan Tier (Green Party)

Pledged: 23rd February 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

Isabel Thurston (Green Party)

Pledged: 26th March 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."

Ayrshire Central

Veronika Tudhope (Scottish Greens)

Pledged: 15th March 2015

 

Basildon South & Thurrock East

Geoff Williams (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 19th April 2010

 

Battersea

Will Martindale (Labour)

Pledged: 3rd March 2015

 

Belfast East

Ross Brown (Green Party)

Pledged: 12th May 2014

Berwickshire, Roxburgh & Selkirk

Pauline Stewart (Green Party)

Pledged: 1st March 2015

Bethnal Green & Bow

Teena Lashmore (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 23rd February 2015

 

Birmingham Erdington

Joe Belcher (Green Party)

Pledged: 24th February 2015

 

Birmingham Hall Green

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 Selly Oak

Clare Thomas (Green Party)

Pledged: 16th March 2015

Birmingham Yardley

John Hemming MP (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 16th April 2010

 

Bolton South East

Alan Johnson (Green Party)

Pledged: 25th April 2010

 

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

 

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

Lawrence McCambridge Audini (Independent)

Pledged: 9th January 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

Caroline Lucas MP (Green Party)

Pledged: 8th June 2004

Bristol North West

Justin Quinnell (Green Party)

Pledged: 15th April 2005

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

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

 

Bury St. Edmunds

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

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 South

Simon Saggers (Green Party)

Pledged: 15th January 2010

 

Canterbury

Stuart Jeffery (Green Party)

Pledged: 27th April 2010

Cardiff Central

Chris von Ruhland (Green Party)

Pledged: 24th February 2015

 

Cardiff West

Cadan ap Tomos (Welsh Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 16th March 2015

 

Carshalton & Wallington

Tom Brake MP (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 23rd March 2007

Ceredigion

Mark Williams MP (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 20th August 2006

Comment: "I believe that the best way to achieve security and to tackle global problems, including global warming, ecological destruction, global poverty and the threat from terrorism is through international action.  I and my Liberal Democrat colleagues believe the UK must work with the UN and the EU to promote international law, democracy and respect for human rights. We 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

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."

Chippenham

Duncan Hames MP (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

Chorley

Stephen Fenn (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 26th April 2010

Clacton

Chris Southall (Green Party)

Pledged: 21st April 2004

Cleethorpes

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

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 South East

Martin Corney (Green Party)

Pledged: 13th March 2015

Comment: "Global problems require global solutions."

Coventry North West

Parvez Akhtar (Conservative)

Pledged: 7th March 2015


Laura Vesty (Green Party)

Pledged: 22nd March 2015

Crawley

Henry Smith MP (Conservative)

Pledged: 19th April 2010


Guy Hudson (Green Party)

Pledged: 21st March 2015

Comment: "Combat climate change."

Crewe & Nantwich

Roy Wood (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 20th April 2010

Croydon North

Shasha Khan (Green Party)

Pledged: 5th May 2005

Comment: "Great idea."

Cynon Valley

John Matthews (Green Party)

Pledged: 5th May 2010

Darlington

Mike Cherrington (Green Party)

Pledged: 13th March 2015

 

Daventry

Steve Whiffen (Green Party)

Pledged: 21st April 2010

Derby South

David Foster (Green Party)

Pledged: 23rd March 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."

 

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 North

Richard Barrington (Green Party)

Pledged: 27th March 2015

 

Dorset South

Jane Burnet (Green Party)

Pledged: 26th February 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

Vicky Duckworth (Green Party)

Pledged: 20th May 2014

Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale & Tweeddale

Jody Jamieson (Scottish Greens)

Pledged: 9th March 2015


Archie Dryburgh (Scottish Labour)

Pledged: 21st March 2015

Dundee East

Craig Duncan (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 1st March 2015

Comment: "This seems a laudable and common sense approach in principle but is clearly a work in progress."


Helen Grayshan (Scottish Greens)

Pledged: 2nd March 2015

Dundee West

Pauline Hinchion (Scottish Greens)

Pledged: 6th March 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."

 

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Constituencies E-H

Ealing North

Kevin McNamara (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 12th March 2015

Easington

Grahame Morris MP (Labour)

Pledged: 13th April 2010

Comment: "The global financial crisis has shown how weak international cooperation has been in reaching agreement on fundamental regulations and policies across all borders. I support any efforts to bring greater cooperation between nations."

Eastbourne

Stephen Lloyd MP (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 25th April 2010

Comment: "Where the people come together for good, we can change the world!"

East Ham

Tamsin Omond (Green Party)

Pledged: 26th April 2010

Comment: "There are some policies that will only be brought in if we all decide, simultaneously, that to do the 'right' thing is better than the status quo. I wholeheartedly support Simpol."

 

Eddisbury

Andrew Garman (Green Party)

Pledged: 1st March 2015 

Edinburgh North & Leith

Sarah Beattie-Smith (Scottish Greens)

Pledged: 13th March 2015

 

Edinburgh South

Ian Murray MP (Labour)

Pledged: 28th April 2014


Phyl Meyer (Scottish Greens)

Pledged: 3rd March 2015


Neil Hay (S.N.P.)

Pledged: 9th March 2015

Edinburgh West

Mike Crockart MP (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 23rd April 2010

Eltham

James Parker (Green Party)

Pledged: 20th February 2015

Comment: "Simpol is the realistic, sensible and integrated solution for this, the 21st Century."

 

Epping Forest

Anna Widdup (Green Party)

Pledged: 1st March 2015

Erith & Thamesmead

Ann Garrett (Green Party)

Pledged: 22nd April 2010

Comment: "The Simpol policies are a matter of great urgency in creating a sustainable planet."

 

Faversham & Mid Kent

Tim Valentine (Green Party)

Pledged: 21st April 2010


Michael Desmond (Labour)

Pledged: 23rd February 2015

Comment: "Co-operation and mutual support are the best ways to achieve mutually beneficial goals."

Feltham & Heston

Roger Crouch (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 12th March 2015

Comment: "So many problems cross boundaries so I support this ambitious initiative."

 

Fife North East

Andy Collins (Green Party)

Pledged: 27th March 2015

 

Filton & Bradley Stoke

Diana Warner (Green Party)

Pledged: 16th March 2015

 

Folkestone & Hythe

Martin Whybrow (Green Party)

Pledged: 21st February 2015

Comment: "Global issues such as climate crisis need a global response."


Dr. Rohen Kapur (Young People's Party)

Pledged: 21st February 2015


Claire Jeffrey (Labour)

Pledged: 10th March 2015

Forest of Dean

James Greenwood (Green Party)

Pledged: 24th February 2015 

Fylde

Robert Dennett (Green Party)

Pledged: 3rd March 2015

 

Glasgow North East

Eileen Baxendale (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 20th April 2010

 

Gloucester

Jonathan Ingleby (Green Party)

Pledged: 15th March 2015

 

Gosport

Monica Cassidy (Green Party)

Pledged: 23rd March 2015

Comment: "This could be just the ticket! I hope that many others support this initiative enthusiastically."

Guildford

John Pletts (Green Party)

Pledged: 25th February 2015


John Morris (Peace Party)

Pledged: 10th March 2015

Harlow

Murray Sackwild (Green Party)

Pledged: 4th March 2015

Comment: "Simpol's aims are the same as the Green Party's aims. I support wholeheartedly."

 

Harrogate & Knaresborough

Shan Oakes (Green Party)

Pledged: 5th May 2010

Comment: "This sounds excellent and is exactly what I work for in all that I do. The Greens work for international justice, so it fits with our philosophy and policies."


Helen Flynn (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 11th March 2015

Comment: "The challenges we face in the 21st century are global in nature and international cooperation across many policy areas is vital if we are to meet these challenges."

Harrow West

Christopher Noyce (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 21st April 2010

 

Hastings & Rye

Jake Bowers (Green Party)

Pledged: 24th February 2015 


David Lofts (Respect)

Pledged: 7th March 2015

Havant

Steve Sollitt (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 12th March 2015


Tim Dawes (Green Party)

Pledged: 23rd March 2015

Comment: "International co-operation is essential to tackle global problems."

Hayes & Harlington

John McDonnell MP (Labour)

Pledged: 31st January 2005

Comment: "A simple initiative which deserves a chance to work".


Satnam Kaur Khalsa (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 26th April 2010


Alick Munro (Green Party)

Pledged: 24th February 2015

Hemel Hempstead

Rabi Martins (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 19th April 2010

 

Hereford & South Herefordshire

Diana Toynbee (Green Party)

Pledged: 27th March 2015

Comment: "I support your excellent initiative to address global challenges in a spirit of international solidarity, equality and co-operation."

Herefordshire North

Daisy Blench (Green Party)

Pledged: 26th March 2015

 

High Peak

Charlotte Farrell (Green Party)

Pledged: 27th February 2015

Comment: "We only have one world which we all share and so it makes sense to work together towards finding solutions for the common good of all its inhabitants."


Stephen Worrall (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 8th March 2015

Comment: "Simpol is such a simple idea, yet I believe it could be incredibly powerful. Global problems require global solutions and this could well be the way to get to these solutions."

Hitchin & Harpenden

Richard Wise (Green Party)

Pledged: 25th February 2015


Rachel Burghin (Labour)

Pledged: 9th March 2015

Comment: "We live in a global economy and it shouldn't be underestimated how easy it is for corporations to just move countries to avoid unwanted regulation. Some of the world's greatest injustices can ONLY be solved by all countries acting simultaneously."

Hornsey & Wood Green

Lynne Featherstone MP (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 23rd September 2006

Huntingdon

Tom MacLennan (Green Party)

Pledged: 23rd March 2015

Comment: "We live in an interconnected world with manifold problems that we can only solve through cooperation and dialogue. The aim of all negotiations must be a just and liveable world for all it's inhabitants."

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Constituencies I-L

Islwyn

Brendan D'Cruz (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 14th March 2015

Comment: "This really is a no-brainer. None of us, or our parties, is as good as all of us working together."

 

Jarrow

David Herbert (Green Party)

Pledged: 26th March 2015

Comment: "A world based on cooperation and democracy would prioritise the many, not the few, and would not risk the planet’s future with environmental destruction and unsustainable consumption. We face global challenges such as Climate Change and growing inequality that require a global response and Simpol can aid this process."

Kenilworth & Southam

Richard Dickson (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 22nd February 2015


Rob Ballantyne (Green Party)

Pledged: 10th March 2015

Comment: "The challenge of global warming can only be met with a unified global response, so I support anything that helps achieve that goal."

Kensington

Robin McGhee (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 24th March 2015

 

Kettering

Philip Hollobone MP (Conservative)

Pledged: 7th December 2006

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

Kingston upon Hull East

Sarah Walpole (Green Party)

Pledged: 24th March 2015

Kingston upon Hull North

Martin Deane (Green Party)

Pledged: 24th March 2015

Comment: "Good idea, esp for country by country corporate taxation and Robin Hood tax."

Kingston upon Hull West & Hessle

Angela Needham (Green Party)

Pledged: 13th March 2015

 

Kingswood

Adam Boyden (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 11th March 2015

Comment: "It is the tragedy of the commons on a global scale that national governments are unable to act alone in tackling problems that affect every nation. To protect the world against poverty, ignorance, war, harmful climate change and environmental disaster, we must find better and effective ways of acting together for the sake of current and all future generations in the world we live in."


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."

Knowsley

Carl Cashman (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 23rd February 2015

 

Lancaster & Fleetwood

Chris Coates (Green Party)

Pledged: 21st April 2010

 

Leeds East

Ed Sanderson (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 26th April 2010


Kate Bisson (Green Party)

Pledged: 25th March 2015

Leeds North West

Bob Buxton (Yorkshire First)

Pledged: 25th February 2015

Comment: "Tax Evasion & Climate Change Need International Solutions. I Support Devolution for Regional Matters, eg, Transport, Housing, Health & Education, but National & International Bodies still have their Place."


Tim Goodall (Green Party)

Pledged: 2nd March 2015


Alex Sobel (Labour)

Pledged: 10th March 2015

Comment: "The world is changing and our solutions must not be limited by national boundaries. I want to work with all those who want to challenge inequality, prejudice and support social justice wherever it occurs."

Lewisham Deptford

Phillip Badger (Democratic Reform Party)

Pledged: 18th March 2015

Comment: "Democratic Reform has always strongly supported the Simpol Pledge and I am delighted to be able to support this at the candidate level."

Lichfield

Robert Pass (Green Party)

Pledged: 25th March 2015

Comment: "The huge global problems we face of climate change, resource depletion, unaccountable corporate power and tax evasion and avoidance can only be solved by urgent international cooperation. I fully support the aims of the Simpol pledge."

Liverpool, West Derby

Rebecca Lawson (Green Party)

Pledged: 21st April 2010

 

Llanelli

Guy Smith (Green Party)

Pledged: 25th March 2015

 

Louth & Horncastle

Matthew J. Brown (Labour)

Pledged: 13th March 2015

Comment: "SIMPOL is the only way we can address issues that effect our world. With issues such as the environment and tax evasion. National boundaries result in many issues getting worse. Isolation is not the answer. We can achieve more together than we can achieve alone."

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Constituencies M-N

Macclesfield

Joan Plimmer (Green Party)

Pledged: 5th March 2015

 

Maidstone & the Weald

Jasper Gerard (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 11th March 2015


Paul Hobday (National Health Action Party)

Pledged: 13th March 2015

Maldon

Robert Graves (Green Party)

Pledged: 26th March 2015

 

Manchester Central

Kieran Turner-Dave (Green Party)

Pledged: 25th March 2015

 

Manchester Gorton

Laura Bannister (Green Party)

Pledged: 21st March 2015

 

Manchester Withington

John Leech MP (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 26th April 2010

Mid Derbyshire

Sue MacFarlane (Green Party)

Pledged: 25th February 2015

 

Mid Dorset & North Poole

Vikki Slade (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 20th February 2015


Mark Chivers (Green Party)

Pledged: 14th March 2015

 

Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland

Martin Brampton (Green Party)

Pledged: 23rd March 2015

Comment: "Cooperation and negotiation are always superior to conflict."

Midlothian

Ian Baxter (Scottish Greens)

Pledged: 26th February 2015

 

Mole Valley

Leonard Amos (Labour)

Pledged: 14th March 2015


Jacquetta Fewster (Green Party)

Pledged: 16th March 2015

 

Monmouth

Christopher Were (Green Party)

Pledged: 14th March 2015

 

Montgomeryshire

Richard Chaloner (Green Party)

Pledged: 14th March 2015

 

Moray

James MacKessack-Leitch (Scottish Greens)

Pledged: 25th February 2015

 

Morecambe & Lunesdale

Phil Chandler (Green Party)

Pledged: 9th March 2015

 

Morley & Outwood

Martin Hemingway (Green Party)

Pledged: 25th February 2015

 

Neath

Catrin Brock (Green Party)

Pledged: 27th March 2015

 

New Forest West

Janet Richards (Green Party)

Pledged: 29th April 2010

 

Newcastle upon Tyne North

Catherine McKinnell MP (Labour)

Pledged: 26th April 2010

Comment: "So many of today's challenges need an international effort to combat them, so I am delighted to make my pledge to support Simpol."


Alison Whalley (Green Party)

Pledged: 20th May 2014

Comment: "This is an exciting and timely initiative. In principle I am very supportive."

Newport East

Paul Halliday (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 26th March 2015

 

Newport West

Pippa Bartolotti (Green Party)

Pledged: 5th May 2010


Paul Flynn (Labour)

Pledged: 25th February 2015

Newton Abbot

Richard Younger-Ross (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 20th September 2006

Norfolk North

Michael Macartney-Filgate (Green Party)

Pledged: 26th March 2015

 

Norfolk South

Catherine Rowett (Green Party)

Pledged: 28th February 2015

Norfolk South West

Peter Smith (Labour)

Pledged: 16th April 2010

 

North Somerset

David Derbyshire (Green Party)

Pledged: 26th February 2015

Comment: "Collaboration across nations will be increasingly important in the world if we are to successfully adapt to global challenges such as climate change, globalisation, fair taxation and migration. That is why I am happy to support Simpol's aims."

Northampton North

Tony Clarke (Green Party)

Pledged: 26th March 2015

Comment: "How could any candidate NOT agree to the principles in the Simpol Pledge?"

Northampton South

Julie Hawkins (Green Party)

Pledged: 21st April 2010

Comment: "Good idea! I'm backing it all the way."


Kevin McKeever (Labour)

Pledged: 16th April 2010

Comment: "Global problems demand global grassroots solutions."


Prince Sadik Chaudhury (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 10th March 2015

Norwich North

Adrian Holmes (Green Party)

Pledged: 25th February 2015

 

Norwich South

Lesley Grahame (Green Party)

Pledged: 15th March 2015

Comment: "Simultaneous politics would give us a way out of the race to bottom in protecting people and planet from the demands of big money. It would make room for the co-operative action needed to avert catastrophic climate change, and other major issues that can’t be solved by states alone."

Nottingham North

Kat Boettge (Green Party)

Pledged: 16th March 2015

 

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Constituencies O-R

Orpington

Tamara Galloway (Green Party)

Pledged: 30th April2010

Comment: "The global issues Simpol addresses will only be solved by several countries acting together."

Oxford East

Ann Duncan (Green Party)

Pledged: 27th March 2015

 

Oxford West & Abingdon

Helen Salisbury (National Health Action Party)

Pledged: 14th March 2015

Comment: "We urgently need to make progress on environmental issues and eradication of poverty."

 

Paisley & Renfrewshire South

Eileen McCartin (Scottish Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 26th April 2005

 

Peterborough

Darren Bisby-Boyd (Green Party)

Pledged: 9th March 2015

 

Pontypridd

Damien Biggs (Socialist Labour Party)

Pledged: 9th March 2015

Comment: "Global co-operation and solidarity is the only way we as a society can progress forward. We must act as one group, one people, one planet."


Osian Lewis (Plaid Cymru)

Pledged: 25th March 2015

Poole

Philip Eades (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 16th March 2015

 

Portsmouth South

Gerald Vernon-Jackson (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 25th February 2015


Ian McCulloch (Green Party)

Pledged: 15th March 2015

Pudsey

Claire Allen (Green Party)

Pledged: 22nd February 2015


Ryk Downes (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 23rd March 2015

Rayleigh & Wickford

Sarah Yapp (Green Party)

Pledged: 27th February 2015

Comment: "This is one of the most important and significant moves by any organisiation in the promotion of wordwide unity to address Gobalisation, worldwide poverty, and sustainability. I fully support this pledge and will, if elected work diligently to this aim."

Reading East

Rob White (Green Party)

Pledged: 30th March 2005

Comment: "Simpol is a very interesting and potentially powerful initiative that can make the world a socially just and environmentally sustainable place."

Reading West

Meri O'Connell (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 22nd February 2015


Suzie Ferguson (Independent)

Pledged: 10th March 2015

Reigate

Jonathan Essex (Green Party)

Pledged: 15th March 2015

Comment: "We need to move from a poltics dominated by self-interest to a politics able to provide positive leadership for the Common Good. This has proven difficult for reaching international agreement on climate change. We need different ways to make positive decisions that change our future for the better, including mechanisms like Simpol."

 

Richmond (Yorks)

Robin Scott (Independent)

Pledged: 26th February 2015

Comment: "Some issues are bigger than the nation state - or the EU - it would make sense to have a framework for considering such issues. While at the early stage, this seems like an idea worth pursuing."


Leslie Rowe (Green Party)

Pledged: 26.2.15

Comment: "United we stand for our priniples."

Rochdale

Mark Hollinrake (Green Party)

Pledged: 20th February 2015

Rochford & Southend East

Simon Cross (Green Party)

Pledged: 22nd February 2015

Romford

Sam Gould (Labour)

Pledged: 25th February 2015

Romsey & Southampton North

Ian Callaghan (Green Party)

Pledged: 2nd March 2015

 

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Constituencies S

St. Albans

Jack Easton (Green Party)

Pledged: 29th April 2010

Comment: "I am very happy to sign this. Our biggest problems - and they really are social justice and environmental sustainability - are global, and we can't fix them from  standpoint of national interests."

 

St. Austell & Newquay

Dick Cole (Mebyon Kernow)

Pledged: 2nd April 2005

 

St. Helens North

Elizabeth Ward (Green Party)

Pledged: 21st March 2015

 

St. Ives

Andrew George MP (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 28th October 2004

Comment: "As Noam Chomsky says, 'It's worth a serious try'".


Tim Andrewes (Green Party)

Pledged: 19th April 2010

Salisbury

Reetendra Nath Banerji (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 22nd February 2015

 

Scarborough & Whitby

Michael Beckett (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 19th April 2010

Comment: "The Simultaneous Policy helps us act together with other nations for a better world. I support it as a truly sensible way forward for everyone."

Sefton Central

Lindsay Melia (Green Party)

Pledged: 23rd February 2015


Paula Keaveney (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 23rd February 2015

Sevenoaks

Alan Bullion (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 19th April 2010

Comment: "I'm happy to support."

 

Sheffield Central

Jillian Creasy (Green Party)

Pledged: 20th February 2015 

Shipley

Kevin Warnes (Green Party)

Pledged: 1st May 2010

Comment: "I am very happy to support this campaign both individually and in my capacity as a parliamentary candidate for the Green Party in Shipley."

 

Shrewsbury & Atcham

Emma Bullard (Green Party)

Pledged: 10th February 2015


Laura Davies (Labour)

Pledged: 13th February 2015

 

Skipton & Ripon

Andy Brown (Green Party)

Pledged: 25th February 2015

Comment: "The world economy will not truly recover until we have established effective international management of a sustainable way of living and producing."


Jacquie Bell (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 10th March 2015

Comment: "With conflicts, financial co-operation, mutual needs and other issues around the world requiring nations working together rather than apart I am supportive of these aims."

Solihull

Lorely Jane Burt MP (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 31st October 2006


Howard Allen (Green Party)

Pledged: 17th March 2015

Somerset North East

Katy Boyce (Green Party)

Pledged: 22nd February 2015

South Holland & the Deepings

George Smid (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 13th March 2015

 

South Shields

Shirley Ford (Green Party)

Pledged: 20th May2014

Comment: "Global cooperation is desperately needed on so many urgent isues such as climate change, poverty, and financial regulation, so this process could make a very important contribution to making real progess."

Southend West

Julian Ware-Lane (Labour)

Pledged: 20th April 2010


Jon Fuller (Green Party)

Pledged: 10th March 2015

Stafford

Mike Shone (Green Party)

Pledged: 18th March 2015

Comment: "Simultaneous Policy based on internationalism & cooperation to deal with the major transnational problems is vital."

Staffordshire Moorlands

John Redfern (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 26th April 2010


Brian Smith (Green Party)

Pledged: 12th March 2015

 

Stevenage

Graham White (Green Party)

Pledged: 25th February 2015

 

Stockton North

John Tait (North East Party)

Pledged: 2nd March 2015

 

Stockton South

Louise Baldock (Labour & Cooperative)

Pledged: 2nd March 2015

 

Stourbridge

Pete Lowe (Labour)

Pledged: 26th February 2015

Stratford upon Avon

Dominic Giles (Green Party)

Pledged: 14th March 2015

 

Stretford & Urmston

Geralding Coggins (Green Party)

Pledged: 17th March 2015

 

Stroud

David Drew (Labour)

Pledged: 15th April 2010

 

Suffolk Coastal

Rachel Smith-Lyte (Green Party)

Pledged: 16th March 2015

 

Suffolk South

Jane Basham (Labour)

Pledged: 23rd February 2015 

Surrey Heath

Kimberley Lawson (Green Party)

Pledged: 17th March 2015

 

Surrey South West

Susan Ryland (Green Party)

Pledged: 26th February 2015

Comment: "I support this ambitious initiative."

Swansea West

Ashley Wakeling (Green Party)

Pledged: 20th February 2015

Comment: "I agree heartily that global cooperation and progress should be at the heart of moving forward as a civilization."

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Constituencies T-Z

Tamworth

Nicola Holmes (Green Party)

Pledged: 15th March 2015

 

Tatton

Gareth Wilson (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 12th March 2015

 

Taunton Deane

Clive Martin (Green Party)

Pledged: 15th March 2015

Comment: "This is an excellent idea which I am happy to endorse."

Tewkesbury

Stuart Adair (UKIP)

Pledged: 26th February 2015

 

The Cotswolds

Paul Hodgkinson (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 15th March 2015

 

The Wrekin

Cath Edwards (Green Party)

Pledged: 2nd March 2015

 

Tooting

Philip Ling (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 11th March 2015

 

Torbay

Adrian Sanders MP (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 26th April 2005

Torridge & West Devon

Cathrine Simmons (Green Party)

Pledged: 29th April 2010

 

Totnes

Gill Coombs (Green Party)

Pledged: 16th March 2015

 

Tynemouth

Julia Erskine (Green Party)

Pledged: 14th March 2015

Comment: "So many current issues are too important be restricted to individual parties and countries. We need international cooperation more than ever."

Walsall North

Mike Harrison (Green Party)

Pledged: 19th March 2015

 

Walsall South

Charlotte Fletcher (Green Party)

Pledged: 11th March 2015

Comment: "The Simpol suggestions are broadly inline with those of the Green Party whom I represent for the General Election 2015."

Waveney

Graham Elliott (Green Party)

Pledged: 22nd April 2010

 

Wells

Jon Cousins (Green Party)

Pledged: 15th March 2015

Comment: "As the Green candidate for Wells, I support Simpol's call to use our votes in a new, coordinated way to encourage global cooperation. I believe the Simpol Pledge is vital because global markets are believed to be so powerful that many current politicians appear afraid to make the first move for fear of competitive disadvantage... I am not afraid."

Wentworth & Dearne

Edwin H. Simpson (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 20th April 2010

 

West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine

Richard Openshaw (Scottish Greens)

Pledged: 25th February 2015

 

West Bromwich West

Mark Redding (Green Party)

Pledged: 25th February 2015

 

West Suffolk

Niall Pettitt (Green Party)

Pledged: 1st March 2015

Westmorland & Lonsdale

Chris Loynes (Green Party)

Pledged: 21st April 2010

 

Weston-super-Mare

John Penrose MP (Conservative)

Pledged: 2nd May 2005

Comment: "The Simultaneous Policy creates the possibility of multilateral action towards a better world. I'm supporting it on the basis that its aims are good and the policies are still being developed. Once completed, I hope Simpol's policies will give citizens more control over their governments, rather than some of the initial drafts which seem the other way around."


John Munro (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 3rd March 2015


Tim Taylor (Labour)

Pledged: 4th March 2015

Comment: "The Earth is a far smaller and connected planet as globalisation and technology bring us closer together. Against this background Simpol's pledges provide a good framework for debating and solving common issues."


Dr. Richard Lawson (Green Party)

Pledged: 5th March 2015

Comment: "This makes sense."

Wigan

Will Patterson (Green Party)

Pledged: 16th March 2015

Comment: "The principle of co-ordinated, co-operative action by the world's governments to tackle the problems that face us all should be a given. In an ideal world, this pledge shouldn't even be necessary, but it still represents a clear, much-needed step in the direction of global solidarity, and it's a step I am more than willing to take."

Wiltshire South West

Trevor Carbin (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 5th May 2010

 

Witney

Stuart Macdonald (Green Party)

Pledged: 26th March 2015

 

Woking

Martin Robson (Green Party)

Pledged: 4th March 2015


Chris Took (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 16th March 2015

Comment: "The only way to solve cross border issues such as climate change, terrorism, nuclear arms and fairer taxes is by working in partnership with other governments. Big problems need international co-operation."

Wokingham

Adrian Windisch (Green Party)

Pledged: 1st April 2005

Comment: "This sounds like a great idea. Use your vote to take back the world."

 

Wolverhampton South East

Ian Griffiths (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 28th February 2015

 

Workington

Jill Perry (Green Party)

Pledged: 14th March 2015

 

Worsley & Eccles South

Barbara Keeley MP (Labour)

Pledged: 8th March 2015

Comment: "There are so many complex issues facing Governments today, from climate change to the global financial crisis. It is clear that we need international efforts to deal with them. For this reason,I am delighted to pledge to support Simpol."

 

Worthing East & Shoreham

James Doyle (Green Party)

Pledged: 16th March 2015

 

Worthing West

Hazel Thorpe (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 30th April 2010

 

Wrexham

Carrie Harper (Plaid Cymru)

Pledged: 28th February 2015


Rob Walsh (Welsh Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 16th March 2015

Wycombe

Jem Bailey (Green Party)

Pledged: 15th March 2015


Steve Guy (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 20th March 2015

Wyre Forest

Natalie McVey (Green Party)

Pledged: 11th March 2015

Wythenshawe & Sale East

Jess Mayo (Green Party)

Pledged: 25th March 2015

Comment: "I am very happy to support this in the best way I can."

York Outer

James Blanchard (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 26th April 2010


Ginnie Shaw (Green Party)

Pledged: 24th February 2015

Comment: "I am very pleased to support the campaign, both in a personal capacity and as the Parliamentary candidate for the Green Party for York Outer."

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Latest Candidates to sign

27.3.15: Richard Barrington (Green Party) North Dorset

27.3.15: Diana Toynbee (Greens) Hereford & S. Herefordshire

27.3.15: Ann Duncan (Green Party) Oxford East

27.3.15: Andy Collins (Green Party) North East Fife

27.3.15: Catrin Brock (Green Party) Neath

26.3.15: Robert Graves (Green Party) Maldon

26.3.15: Daisy Blench (Green Party) N. Herefordshire

26.3.15: Tony Clarke (Green Party) Northampton North

26.3.15: Ricky Knight (Green Party) North Devon

26.3.15: Paul Halliday (Liberal Democrats) Newport East

26.3.15: Isabel Thurston (Green Party) Arundel & S. Downs

26.3.15: Mike Macartney-Filgate (Green Party) North Norfolk

25.3.15: Osian Lewis (Plaid Cymru) Pontypridd

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."

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.