This is the Skeptical Voter Wiki site, which we hope will become a useful resource for tracking UK politicians for their level of commitment to evidence-based policy-making.
Skeptical Voters believe that evidence should be at the centre of all public policy making. This site intends to identify which parliamentary candidates embrace the use of evidence as a means to inform their decisions and which prefer to obfuscate, ignore or suppress the evidence for political convenience.
Liz McInnes is the Labour MP for Heywood and Middleton. She was previously a senior biochemist working in the NHS. During a Parliamentary debate on mitochondrial donation in 2015, she touched on the case of a single patient treated in China that had been raised by opponents of the therapy, stating "I do not accept that that one case represents a proper clinical trial."