What we want candidates to do
- Defend the UK aid budget. Since the 1990s, UK aid has helped to halve the number of people living in extreme poverty and brought access to improved drinking water to 2 billion people.
- Ensure that Britain continues to act as a global leader in tackling climate change, both at home and abroad. Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing the communities we support overseas.
- Support measures to make tax more transparent. Developing countries currently lose around $200bn a year due to tax dodging by multinational companies.
- Champion the rights of the 65 million people around the world who are on the move – both refugees and people who have been forced from their homes and displaced within their own countries.