Peter Burkinshaw

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Peter Burkinshaw was the UKIP candidate in Cambridge at the 2010 General Election.

Candidate Survey 2010

Peter Burkinshaw answered the 2010 General Election Candidate Survey:

Dear Skeptical Voter,
What a grand collection of questions!
My answers are:
[1. Do you support the use of NHS money to provide unproven health products such as homeopathy?]
1. No
[2. Should schools be allowed to teach creationism as an equivalent theory to evolution?]
2. No
[3. Do you believe that religious belief should be legally protected from ridicule?]
3. No
[4. Should an independent government adviser whose views in their area of expertise conflict with government policy be able to express those views publicly?]
4. It depends on the contract terms
[5. Should religious courts such as Sharia and Beth Din be recognised as alternative systems within UK law?]
5. No
[6. Do you agree that testing on animals (within strict criteria) is a necessary part of the development of medicines?]
6. Yes
[7. Should policy-makers trust scientific evidence even when it appears counter-intuitive?]
7. Provided it can be independently verified
[8. Do you think that abortion time limits should always be determined by the current scientific and medical consensus?]
8. Yes
[9. Should religious leaders be entitled to vote in the House of Lords?]
9. No, they shouldn't be there, unless democratically elected
[10. Do you support the reform of English and Welsh libel law to allow a stronger 'public interest' defence?]
10. I'm not sure on this. I assume that libel may have the possibility of untruth. Until that is established to not be the case, I could not support unlimited publication that may be very damaging.
I hope that helps
Peter Burkinshaw

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