Did your MP stand up for the vulnerable in the last parliament?

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  • Just how did your MP vote on a range of crucial issues?

Back by popular demand is CARE’s dynamic database which details how MPs voted on crucial issues relating to life, family and justice in the last parliament.

All of this information can be found on our new election website engaGE17 – which has been purposefully created to help Christians and churches engage in the run up to the General Election on June 8th.

You can find on the database the very significant votes which took place in the last parliament on abortion decriminalisation, assisted suicide and Sunday trading hours.

CARE’s UK Director, Gareth Davies

“The issues that feature in this database – abortion, assisted suicide, Sunday trading hours, gambling and human trafficking – are highly likely to be debated and brought up again in the next parliament.”

“It is therefore crucial to find out where candidates stand on these issues as many of them are conscience issues so will be subject to a free vote in parliament”

“All voters need to do is type their postcode into the database and they will see a detailed list on how their last elected MP voted on critical issues. It’s a really quick and easy way of understanding your last MP’s voting record on significant human dignity related issues”

“CARE would encourage voters not only to use this resource to find out where their MP stands on critical issues, but also to use this data to ask questions at upcoming hustings and to politicians who are out canvassing in their community”

“This is a great starting point to begin thinking through important issues and to find out which candidates are going to stand up for the vulnerable if elected to serve in the next parliament”

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Notes to the editor:

For more information please contact Rachael Adams on 020 7227 4708 / 07851 153693 or Rachael.adams@care.org.uk

You can visit the website here: www.engage17.org.uk

CARE has launched websites for elections held across the UK to equip churches and voters in both 2015 and 2016 and for the NI Assembly elections in 2017

CARE is a leading charity that works with MPs, Peers, MSPs and MLAs to lobby for changes in legislation relating to human dignity. You can read about the success we’ve had and our latest work here

engaGE17 is packed full of key resources which will help people choose who to cast their vote for on Election Day.

CARE’s Public Policy team, who maintain a constant presence in Westminster have written up-to-date briefings on key issues under the themes of family, life and justice. They contain the latest information on issues such as human trafficking, abortion and assisted suicide plus questions for candidates to help voters engage more proactively with politicians on their doorsteps.

engaGE17 will be regularly updated in the run up to the election with party manifestos once they’ve been released. There is also be an interactive live blog on a range of issues and themes relating to the election.

CARE hopes engaGE17 will inspire Christians to find out more about the candidates standing in their areas. We encourage voters to think and pray through important issues, start conversations with others and to make their voice heard by casting their vote.

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