Jon Tandy

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Jon Tandy was the 2010 Labour Party Parliamentary candidate for Shrewsbury and Atcham.

Skeptical Voter Questionnaire Response

1. Do you support the use of public funds to provide unproven alternative "treatments" such as homeopathy? Yes I do every day I hear for people who get this type of treatment and find it helps them

2. Should schools be allowed to teach creationism as an equivalent theory to evolution? It should be left to a school and its teachers to explain both theories

3. Do you believe that religious belief should be legally protected from ridicule?

Ys I do

4. Should an independent government adviser whose views in their area of expertise conflict with government policy be able to express those views publicly without fear of being sacked? As a union man a freedom to express your views should be a right without fear of being sacked

5. Should Sharia law be allowed as an alternative system within UK law? No

6. Do you agree that testing on animals (within strict criteria) is a necessary part of the development of medicines? No I do not believe in any testing on Animals

7. Should policy-makers trust scientific evidence even when it appears counter-intuitive? Scientific evidence is based on fact and they should trust the evidence when conclusive

8. Do you think that abortion time limits should always be determined by the current scientific and medical consensus? yes

9. Should religious leaders be entitled to vote in the House of Lords? interesting question I believe in fully elected House of lords so if they are elected then yes

10. Do you support the reform of English and Welsh libel law to allowa stronger 'public interest' defence? I don't know enough information about this change to give a good answer

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