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Democratic Engagement

European elections project

This year, for the first time, we surveyed the opinion of EU candidates standing in June’s election. We felt it was vital we do this, to show that a number of privacy, civil liberties and copyright questions are important to voters, and to inform voters and ORG supporters of the opinions of their candidates.

We had responses from nearly everyone except Labour candidates, whose campaign felt unable to make any more detailed statement than referring us to the relevant government departments.

A big thanks goes to Harry Metcalfe for writing the software and to Rayyan Mirza for collecting together statements from a very large number of candidates.