MPACUK Vote Smart
Is your MP worthy of the Muslim vote?
- Did they vote for the Iraq War?
- Did they vote for anti-terrorism legislation?
- Did they vote against an investigation into the Iraq War?
- Do they support Israel?
As a Muslim you should take the above issues seriously and vote against an MP that answers "yes" to any of the questions above.
Check your MP's voting record and stance on issues that are important to you as a Muslim on:
Alternatively, you can write to your MP asking them about issues that concern you as a Muslim:
Who else could I vote for?
Find out the results in your area from the last general election to see which parties have a chance of winning the seat - if a party didn't get many votes last time then they're unlikely to be able to win this time.
If you decide to vote against your existing MP then you should try and gather enough information on the Prospective Parliamentary candidate (PPC) you're about to elect. PPC's are individuals that have been nominated to stand in the coming General Elections.
Websites of the three mainstream parties provide us with a list of Prospective Parliamentary Candidates standing in the coming General Elections 2010:
Before casting your vote for a candidate you should find out their position on the following issues:
- Palestine – Do they condemn Israel for its actions?
- Invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan
- ID cards
- Anti-terrorism laws and (Amendment to Human Rights Act to restrict the rights of terror suspects)
- Prevent Programme
- Niqab Ban in the UK
- Are they a member of a "Friends of Israel" group
The best way to find out information on PPCs is by attending hustings where you can question them or writing to them to ask their position on the issues you care about. Alternatively, you can search their websites or blogs to find out more information on what they stand for.