If you are one of the 29,798 people who voted for a progressive Parliamentary candidate on June 8th – and even if you’re not but live in the Calder Valley constituency – please consider signing this letter to Craig Whittaker MP.
Please note that on Monday June 12th I collected the signatures and sent off the letter with the signatures.
Dear Craig Whittaker
I am dismayed that the leader of your party has decided to prop up her Government by allying with the DUP.
I would like to ask what concessions Mrs May is prepared to make to the DUP in return for their support?
The DUP opposes abortion in all cases apart from if the mother’s life is in imminent danger. They also oppose same-sex marriage and have climate change deniers and young-Earth creationists in their ranks.
I ask you to consider the fact that a majority of voters in Calder Valley supported parties that recognise and aim to reduce climate change, support women’s right to choose whether or not to continue a pregnancy and support LGBTIQA rights. You now represent in Parliament all of us, as well as all of those who did not or could not vote.
I ask you to oppose any moves to restrict access to abortion, any lessening of LGBTIQA rights, any denial of climate science or any attempts to teach creationism in science lessons.
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