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UK general election 2017

A UK general election has been called for Thursday 8th June 2017. Now is a vital time to speak up for the poorest communities around the world.

Tell your candidates what's important to you!

Stormont climate photo stunt

This election is a crucial to encourage and challenge all political parties and candidates to tell us how they will support the world’s poorest and most vulnerable.

We encourage you to ask your candidate’s two important global justice questions this election:

1. Aid
For more than a decade, there has been support across political parties for spending 0.7% of national income on aid. UK aid saves lives every day, and must always be focused on the needs of most vulnerable. What will you, and your party, do to continue to tackle poverty overseas?

2. Climate Change
In 2015, the UK joined with 195 other nations to agree urgent global action on climate change. How will you, and your party, make tackling climate change a priority and prevent more people being pushed into poverty because of the changing climate?

How do I speak to my candidates?

1. When candidates or canvassers come knocking at your door

2. In a letter, email or tweet your candidates. Here's a handy link to help.

3. At a hustings meeting, where candidates’ debate policies and answer questions from the audience. For help finding local meetings and events, email Mary at Trócaire with your constituency details: [email protected]

Find out more…

Aid - Read about the amazing impact you, Trócaire and UK Aid have made transforming the lives of thousands of people in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe: UK Aid Match 2016

Climate Change - Climate change is driving hunger and poverty around the world and requires our politicians to act. Meet people we work with like Thiga Nanyaga in Kenya, to hear first-hand how the changing climate and extreme weather has unfairly affected their lives: Stories from a changing climate

What’s next?

Sign up to get alerts when we have a new campaigns action, plus information on upcoming events - film screenings, talks and more.

Stories from a changing climate

Meet people we work with like Thiga Nanyaga in Kenya, to hear first-hand how the changing climate and extreme weather has unfairly affected their lives.

The Burning Question Documentary

This 30 minute documentary explores the links between hunger and drought in African countries like Malawi and developed countries' continued reliance on the fossil fuels that drive climate change. 

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