The voice for global solutions in parliament
 

These MPs and MEPs support Simpol

Citizens: Thanks to your support, the MPs and MEPs in the following constituencies have signed the Simpol Pledge. If your constituency isn't in the list below, your MP/MEP needs to hear from you! Sign the Simpol Petition to encourage them to sign on. 

MPs, MEPs or party candidates: If you would like to support Simpol, you can see and sign the Pledge here.  Questions? Please see our Opens internal link in current windowFAQs for MPs and parliamentary candidates.

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England

Bath

Wera Hobhouse MP (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 3rd May 2015

Comment: "As a committed internationalist I recognise the benefits of working across borders to solve global problems."

Birmingham Hall Green

Roger Godsiff MP (Labour)

Pledged: 11th October 2007

Bolton South East

Yasmin Qureshi MP (Labour Party)

Pledged: 8th June 2017

 

Brighton Pavilion

Caroline Lucas MP (Green Party)

Pledged: 8th June 2004

Bury South

Ivan Lewis MP (Labour)

Pledged: 7th June 2017

Cambridge

Daniel Zeichner MP (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."

Carshalton & Wallington

Tom Brake MP (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 23rd March 2007

Coventry North West

Geoffrey Robinson MP (Labour)

Pledged: 31st May 2017

Crawley

Henry Smith MP (Conservative)

Pledged: 19th April 2010

Dagenham & Rainham

Jon Cruddas MP (Labour)

Pledged: 5th June 2017


Darlington

Jenny Chapman MP (Labour)

Pledged: 3rd June 2017

Derby North

Chris Williamson MP (Labour)

Pledged: 8th April 2015

Dudley South

Mike Wood MP (Conservative)

Pledged: 1st May 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!"

Edmonton

Kate Osamor MP (Labour)

Pledged: 5th June 2017

Exeter

Ben Bradshaw MP (Labour)

Pledged: 11th January 2019

Hampstead & Kilburn

Tulip Siddiq MP (Labour)

Pledged: 29th May 2017

Hayes & Harlington

John McDonnell MP (Labour)

Pledged: 31st January 2005

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

Heywood & Middleton

Liz McInnes MP (Labour)

Pledged: 3rd May 2015

Ipswich

Sandy Martin MP (Labour)

Pledged: 8th May 2017

Comment: "Global problems - especially Climate Change - are too great to be left to individual nations or political parties - all progressive politicians need to pledge to work together to resolve these existential threats to our planet."

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."

Knowsley

George Howarth MP (Labour)

Pledged: 18th May 2017

Leeds North East

Fabian Hamilton MP (Labour)

Pledged: 10th May 2017

Leeds North West

Alex Sobel MP (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."

Newcastle 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."

Oxford West & Abingdon


Layla Moran MP (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 28th April 2015

Portsmouth South

Stephen Morgan MP (Labour)

Pledged: 8th May 2017

Salford & Eccles

Rebecca Long Bailey MP (Labour)

Pledged: 5th June 2017

South Shields

Emma Lewell-Buck MP (Labour)

Pledged: 6th June 2017

Stafford

Jeremy Lefroy MP (Conservative)

Pledged: 8th June 2017

Stockton South

Paul Williams MP (Labour)

Pledged: 6th June 2017

Stroud

David Drew MP (Labour)

Pledged: 15th April 2010

 

Twickenham

Vince Cable MP (Liberal Democrats)

Pledged: 28th May 2017

Tyneside North

Mary Glindon MP (Labour)

Pledged: 29th April 2015

 

Warrington South

Faisal Rashid MP (Labour)

Pledged: 29th May 2017

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."

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."

 

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Scotland

Aberdeen North

Kirsty Blackman MP (S.N.P.)

Pledged: 6th May 2015

Airdree & Shotts


Neil Gray MP (S.N.P.)

Pledged: 1st June 2017

Ayrshire Central

Philippa Whitford MP (S.N.P.)

Pledged: 2nd May 2015

Cumbernauld, Kilsyth & Kirkintilloch East

Stuart McDonald MP (S.N.P.)

Pledged: 1st June 2017

Dunbartonshire East

Jo Swinson MP (Liberal Democrat)

Pledged: 17th August 2018

Edinburgh East

Tommy Sheppard MP (S.N.P.)

Pledged: 1st May 2015

Edinburgh South

Ian Murray MP (Labour)

Pledged: 28th April 2014

Edinburgh South West

Joanna Cherry MP (S.N.P.)

Pledged: 5th June 2017

Falkirk

John McNally MP (S.N.P.)

Pledged: 4th May 2015

 

Fife North East

Stephen Gethins MP (S.N.P.)

Pledged: 3rd May 2015

Glenrothes

Peter Grant MP (S.N.P.)

Pledged: 6th May 2015

 

Glasgow Central

Alison Thewliss MP (S.N.P.)

Pledged: 26th March 2018

Glasgow East

David Linden MP (S.N.P.)

Pledged: 2nd June 2017

 

Glasgow North East

Paul Sweeney MP (Scottish Labour)

Pledged: 6th June 2017

Glasgow South West

Chris Stephens MP (S.N.P.)

Pledged: 2nd June 2017

Kilmarnock & Loudoun

Alan Brown MP (S.N.P.)

Pledged: 2nd June 2017

Lanark & Hamilton East


Angela Crawley MP (S.N.P.)

Pledged: 2nd June 2017

Linlithgow & E. Falkirk


Martyn Day MP (S.N.P.)

Pledged: 27th April 2017

Lothian East

Martin Whitfield MP (Scottish Labour)

Pledged: 4th June 2017

Motherwell & Wishaw

Marion Fellows MP (S.N.P.)

Pledged: 1st June 2017

Ochil & South Perthshire

Luke Graham MP (Conservative & Unionist)

Pledged: 5th May 2015

 

Paisley & Renfrewshire North

Gavin Newlands MP (S.N.P.)

Pledged: 1st June 2017

Perth & North Perthshire

Pete Wishart MP (S.N.P.)

Pledged: 29th May 2017

Wales & N. Ireland

Arfon

Hywel Williams MP (Plaid Cymru)

Pledged: 24th April 2015

 

Belfast West

Paul Maskey MP (Sinn Fein)

Pledged: 26th May 2017

Carmarthen East & Dinefwr

Jonathan Edwards MP (Plaid Cymru)

Pledged: 18th August 2015

 

Dwyfor Meirionnydd

Liz Saville Roberts MP (Plaid Cymru)

Pledged: 3rd May 2015

 

Gower

Tonia Antoniazzi MP (Labour)

Pledged: 10th July 2017

Newport West

Paul Flynn MP (Labour)

Pledged: 25th February 2015

Vale of Clwyd

Chris Ruane MP (Labour)

Pledged: 19th May 2017

Comment: "I have been working with politicians in Parliaments across the world advocating Mindfulness."

 

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Euro candidates who have signed the Pledge

East Midlands

Liberal Democrats:

Michael Mullaney Pledged: 26th April 2010

Lucy Care Pledged: 5th June 2017

Suzanna Austin Pledged: 6th June 2017

Green Party:

Kat Boettge Pledged: 16th March 2015

Gerhard Lohmann-Bond Pledged: 7th May 2019

Comment: "Cooperation is part of the Green Party's DNA, it's what we do at all levels of politics. The defining issues of our time will not be adequately addressed without it."

Simon Tooke Pledged: 7th May 2019

Change UK:

Joan Pons Laplana Pledged: 6th May 2019

Independent Network:

Marianne Overton Pledged: 22nd April 2015

Eastern

Labour Party:

Sharon Taylor Pledged: 19th April 2015

Liberal Democrats:

Lucy Nethsingha Pledged: 5th May 2019

Comment: "There are so many issues which need to be tackled by nations working together. I am pleased Simpol are working to create a process to make international cooperation easier."

Marie Goldman Pledged: 21st May 2019

Comment: "We must work together if we are truly to make progress in tackling global problems. Simpol provides an opportunity to help bring people together to make a genuine difference."

Green Party:

Rupert Read Pledged: 7th May 2014

Catherine Rowett Pledged: 28th February 2015

Fiona Radic Pledged: 29th May 2017

London

Labour Party:

Claude Moraes Pledged: 21st February 2005

James Beckles Pledged: 5th May 2019

Comment: "Bringing government and vested interests together to solve global problems is the only way to ensure we enact the policies that will help solve our collective problems. I sign this pledge as a sign of my willingness for governments to come to be united."

Liberal Democrats:

Jonathan Fryer Pledged: 10th May 2017

Green Party:

Rachel Collinson Pledged: 17th May 2015

Eleanor Margolies Pledged: 1st May 2017

North East

Green Party:

Rachel Featherstone Pledged: 2nd April 2015

Dawn Furness Pledged: 9th May 2017

Jonathan Elmer Pledged: 21st May 2019

North West

Labour Party:

Julie Ward Pledged 8th May 2019

Liberal Democrats:

Jane Brophy Pledged: 8th June 2017

Anna Fryer Pledged: 6th June 2017

Rebecca Forrest Pledged: 1st June 2017

Green Party:

Gina Dowding Pledged: 20th May 2014

Geraldine Coggins Pledged: 17th March 2015

James Booth Pledged: 27th May 2017

Jessica Northey Pledged: 8th May 2019

Comment: "International cooperation is vital if we are to tackle the enormous challenges of climate change and ecological collapse. Thank you for your work in this direction."

South East

Labour Party:

Rohit Dasgupta Pledged: 6th June 2017

Duncan Enright Pledged: 3rd May 2015

Simon Burgess Pledged: 13th November 2008

Amy Fowler Pledged: 21st May 2019

Liberal Democrats:

Martin Tod Pledged: 7th June 2017

Steve Sollitt Pledged: 12th March 2015

Chris Bowers Pledged: 3rd May 2015

Catherine Bearder Pledged: 20th May 2019

Ruvi Ziegler Pledged: 20th May 2019

Green Party:

Vix Lowthion Pledged: 3rd May 2015

Leslie Williams Pledged: 5th June 2017

Phelim Mac Cafferty Pledged: 31st May 2017

Larry Sanders Pledged: 21st May 2017

Jonathan Essex Pledged: 15th March 2015

Alexandra Phillips Pledged: 12th May 2019

South West

Liberal Democrats:

Martin Horwood Pledged: 28th February 2007

David Chalmers Pledged: 7th June 2017

Stephen Williams Pledged: 9th May 2019

Green Party:

Molly Scott Cato Pledged: 1st June 2017

Karen La Borde Pledged: 7th May 2019

Carla Denyer Pledged: 9th May 2019

West Midlands

Liberal Democrats:

Jeanie Falconer Pledged: 5th June 2017

Jenny Wilkinson Pledged: 21st May 2017

Lee Dargue Pledged: 5th June 2017

Green Party:

Ellie Chowns Pledged: 20th May 2017

Diana Toynbee Pledged: 27th March 2015

Paul Woodhead Pledged: 8th April 2015

Louis Stephen Pledged: 30th April 2015

Kefentse Dennis Pledged: 7th May 2019

Yorks & Humber

Labour Party:

Richard Corbett Pledged: 20th May 2019

Liberal Democrats:

Rosina Robson Pledged: 6th June 2017

James Blanchard Pledged: 26th April 2010

Green Party:

Andrew Cooper Pledged: 1st May 2015

Lars Kramm Pledged: 21st May 2019

Change UK:

Diana Wallis Pledged: 2nd June 2017

Scotland

Scottish Nationalist Party:

Alyn Smith Pledged: 3rd May 2014

Margaret Ferrier Pledged: 14th May 2019

Alex Kerr Pledged: 14th May 2019

Christian Allard Pledged: 14th May 2019

Aileen McLeod Pledged: 14th May 2019

Heather Anderson Pledged: 14th May 2019

Labour Party:

David Martin Pledged: 16th May 2014

Jayne Baxter Pledged: 21st May 2019

Liberal Democrats:

Sheila Ritchie Pledged: 21st May 2019

Clive Sneddon Pledged: 31st May 2017

Comment: "As well as stopping the unilateralism of Brexit, my main reason for standing for the European Parliament is to help secure international solutions to climate change."

Fred Mackintosh Pledged: 20th May 2019

 

Wales

Labour Party:

Mary Wimbury Pledged: 3rd May 2015

Liberal Democrats:

Alistair Cameron Pledged: 5th June 2017

Northern Ireland

Alliance Party:

Naomi Long Pledged: 2nd April 2015

Green Party:

Clare Bailey Pledged: 1st May 2015

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What our MPs say about Simpol...

At the 2017 General Election, over 650 candidates signed the Simpol Pledge. 66 are now MPs.

Barbara Keeley MP

Labour, Worsley & Eccles South

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."

Philip Hollobone MP

Conservative, Kettering

Pledged: 7th December 2006

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

Comments from previous candidates...

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."

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."

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!" 

Pramod Subbaraman (Liberal Democrats) Edinburgh South

“I really like the Simpol approach. Global problems do need co-ordinated global efforts and global solutions.”

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