We have analysed the voting records of the 61 MPs that have stood down so far: 44 of the 61 (72%) have a predominantly pro-abortion voting record in Parliament, and only 17 (28%) of them have a predominantly pro-life voting record.
What is now important is that pro-life candidates are selected in seats where a party is selecting a new candidate to stand in the election.
If you are a member of a party we have outlined some simple steps below which you can take to help have a pro-life candidate selected for your local constituency.
- Find out when your local candidate selection meeting is taking place – as these are announced, we will be adding these to the bottom of this page.
- Find out if questions for the candidates have to be submitted before the meeting, and if so, ensure that your question is submitted.
- Attend the candidate selection meetings and encourage any other members who are pro-life to attend.
- Ask each of the candidates a question that will help indicate whether they would vote pro-life if they became an MP. We have spoken to people in a number of the parties and they have suggested that asking a question on assisted suicide will be the most helpful. This is likely to be an issue that will arise in the next Parliament, is a reasonably good indicator that they are also likely to vote pro-life on abortion and is generally easier for candidates to speak on in a meeting than discussing the issue of abortion. Here is a sample question:
In 2015 MPs voted overwhelmingly by 330 to 119 to reject a Bill to introduce assisted suicide to England and Wales. All major disability rights groups in Britain (including Disability Rights UK, SCOPE, UKDPC and Not Dead Yet UK) oppose any change in the law. Would you oppose any future attempts to introduce assisted suicide?
- Make sure you vote in the selection and encourage other members you know to do the same.
- Once a candidate is selected, please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org), to let us know how they responded to your questions.
Seats where new candidates are being selected:
If you have intelligence on a meeting that will be taking place, please email us at email@example.com and we will add them below.
England and Wales
- Broadland (due to select on 6th November)
- Cities of London and Westminster (due to select on Sunday 3rd November)
- Derbyshire Dales
- Devizes (due to select on 9th November)
- East Devon
- East Surrey
- Eddisbury (due to select on 7th November)
- Hastings and Rye
- Mid Sussex
- Milton Keynes North
- Newbury (due to select on 10th November)
- North Devon
- North East Bedfordshire (due to select on 7th November)
- Orpington (due to select on 8th November)
- Penrith and the Borders
- Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner (due to select on 7th November)
- Runnymede and Weybridge
- Rutland and Melton
- Sevenoaks (due to select on 10th November)
- South Cambridgeshire
- South Ribble
- South West Hertfordshire (due to select on 8th November)
- Truro and Falmouth
- Aberdeen South
- Ayr, Carrick, and Cumnock
H/T – Conservative Home.
- West Bromwich West (West Midlands).
- Dudley North.
- Ynys Mon
- Cynon Valley
- Coventry North West
- Warrington North (North West).
- Coventry South
- Poplar and Limehouse
- Luton North. Applications have opened.
- Rother Valley
- Liverpool Riverside.
- Pontypridd (Wales). Selecting on November 5th
- City of Durham
- Blyth Valley
- Ealing North
- Liverpool West Derby (North West). Stephen Twigg → selecting on November 3rd (shortlist here)
- Erith and Thamesmead
H/T – Labour List
- North Norfolk
- South Cambridgeshire
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- Enfield North
- We will be adding constituency lists for other parties as we source these.