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General Election 2017

On Thursday 8th June 2017 the country will elect a new government to see the country through a very difficult time in our history.  ​


The UK is one of the most unequal countries in the developed world and evidence shows this leads to much worse health and social outcomes across a broad range of indicators. It also undermines trust and social cohesion and damages family and community life.

The Equality Trust has produced a succinct​ Manifesto for a Fairer Society with policies designed to reduce inequality and thereby improve our society for the benefit of everyone. Therefore, The Hampshire Equality Group will be asking all candidates across Hampshire to sign up to the following pledge:

"I commit to work to reduce inequality and build an economy and society that works for the many and not the few and I believe that the Manifesto for a Fairer Society produced by The Equality Trust provides an excellent basis for realising this goal."

In the circumstances this would appear to be a rather straightforward for all political parties and their candidates to support.  Please see below those candidates who do support the pledge and those who have refused to sign up to this objective.

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