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In the run-up to the 2015 general election, the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE) invited candidates to contribute posts saying why science and engineering was important to them and the UK. Michael Mullaney's response can be read at: http://sciencecampaign.org.uk/?p=16549
In April 2010, in the run-up to the May 2010 general election, Michael Mullaney took part in a debate centred around scientific literacy in government with fellow candidates David Tredinnick (Conservative), Rory Palmer (Labour) and Michael Brooks (Science Party). It was reported that "the Liberal Democrat and Labour candidates toed their respective party lines on science, happy to contribute to Brooks' bruising of Tredinnick and quick to turn the debate to local issues when they saw an opportunity to score points."
In October 2010, Michael Mullaney was contacted by a local voter about science funding and the Science is Vital campaign and petition. Mullaney was reported to have "replied, signed the petition, and promised to contact the party leadership on the matter".
Criticism of David Tredinnick
August 2013 press-release: http://bosworthlibdems.org.uk/en/article/2013/711399/bosworth-mp-condemned-for-being-obsessed-with-fringe-issues (also). Mr Mullaney does not give a view on homeopathy, he only criticises the incumbent MP: "Surely, Mr Tredinnick has better things to do as our MP than campaign on using homeopathy on farms?"
In February 2015, with Mr Tredinnick's views being given wider publicity online, Mr Mullaney tweeted "Just had 50 minutes of root canal treatment at the dentists. Just very, very grateful it wasn't a homeopathic anaesthetic".
In the run-up to the May 2015 general election the BBC's Sunday Politics East Midlands interviewed the Bosworth candidates. Mr Mullaney brought up Mr Tredinnick's unscientific beliefs a number of times: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGpTJG6MwR4&t=3m11s
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