VOTE TIBET 2015
The UK General Election brings a great opportunity to build parliamentary support for Tibet. In the run-up to polling day on 7 May, through our Vote Tibet campaign, Tibet Society is calling on our members and supporters to help us gather pledges from parliamentary candidates to support human rights for Tibetans in Tibet.


5 May 2015: Over 350 parliamentary candidates have pledged support for human rights in Tibet. The pledges have come from candidates representing all the major political parties, denoting the wide support Tibetan freedom has in the UK... Read press release

As of 7 May 2015:
386 candidates have signed the pledge, from 305 constituencies. 49 of the candidates are incumbents.

Party breakdown: 173 Green, 70 Lib Dem, 57 Labour (including 2 Labour-Coop), 23 UKIP, 21 Conservative, 12 TUSC (including 2 TUSC-Left Unity), 10 Plaid Cymru, 8 Independent, 4 SNP, 2 Alliance and one each from Animal Welfare, Christian Movement, Left Unity, Republican Socialist, SDLP and Sinn Fein.

View list of candidates who have signed the pledge
sorted by name I party I constituency



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Ask your parliamentary candidates to pledge support for Tibet:
  • Find your parliamentary candidates (see YourNextMP.com)
  • Ask them to pledge support for Tibet
  • Let us know who has pledged

The candidate’s pledge
  • “I will use my position as an MP to support human rights for Tibetans in Tibet including the freedom to determine their own future.”
Are you a parliamentary candidate?

Sample message to send by email I twitter
Download pledge cards
or order via This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , 020 7923 0021

View list of candidates who have already signed the pledge
sorted by name I party I constituency



Return candidates’ pledges to Tibet Society: Once verified, we will add to our online list of candidates who have made the pledge.

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Index

Aim of Vote Tibet  I  How to take part  I  Download materials
Spread the word 
Background info on Tibet  I  Info for candidates
List of candidates who have pledged support



What is the aim of Vote Tibet?


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The aim of Vote Tibet is to build UK parliamentary support for Tibet. Initially, pledges of support will be sought from parliamentary candidates prior to the 2015 General Election.

Following the election, successful candidates will be encouraged to honour their pledges by raising Tibet in Parliament, joining the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet and taking part in various Tibet-related initiatives.


How to participate


Pledge Card1. Ask your candidate to sign a pledge card


a. In person or by post
Go along to a hustings or other local events where candidates taking part, ask candidates who come to your door, visit or post the pledge card to their campaign office, or use local phone-in or question time programmes to make your request!

Download pledge cards
or order via This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , 020 7923 0021.
View list of candidates who have already signed the pledge:
sorted by name I party I constituency

Are you a parliamentary candidate?

b. Via email
Find your candidates' contact details via YourNextMP.com. You can use the following message or write your own:

[Dear Candidate]

As a member of your constituency I urge you to pledge support for Tibet.

Tibetans are currently living in one of the world’s most repressed societies. The Chinese authorities routinely abuse Tibetans’ human rights. Tibetans are imprisoned for peacefully expressing themselves, restricted in freely practicing their religion and have no opportunity to choose their own government.

I believe human rights should be upheld and respected worldwide and I hope you, as a parliamentary candidate in my constituency, agree and will sign the following pledge:

“I will use my position as an MP to support human rights for Tibetans in Tibet including the freedom to determine their own future.”

The pledge is part of Tibet Society's Vote Tibet campaign. You can find more details at www.VoteTibet.com.

I look forward to your response.

[Your name & contact details]

 
c. Via social media
Find their contact details via
YourNextMP.com, or for twitter use TweetYourMP.com, which is now set up to tweet candidates. Example tweet:

@[your candidates twitter name] Please support human rights for Tibet. Sign the pledge at http://www.votetibet.com #VoteTibet
 
Or post a similar message on their facebook page.

2. Let us know of any pledges made by candidates
Contact us so we can keep track of which candidates pledged support for Tibet. Once verified we will add them to our online list of candidates who have made the pledge.


Downloadable materials

1. Pledge card
Print out and give to your local candidates to sign. Or download and include as an attachment with your emails and tweets.

Pledge Card

2. Vote Tibet Posters
Print out and display in your window or on community noticeboard.
Vote Tibet flag posterVote Tibet vote posterVote Tibet free speech poster

3. Vote Tibet Leaflet
A handy guide to the Vote Tibet campaign. Print out, as a four-page A5 leaflet, and distribute to friends and colleagues.

Vote Tibet leaflet


Promote Vote Tibet … spread the word, build support!


Further information on Tibet


Links for further background details and information to discuss with parliamentary candidates:


Are you a parliamentary candidate?

If you are a parliamentary candidate in the 2015 UK General Election and wish to sign the pledge, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please include your name, party, constituency and contact phone number. Alternatively, you can call 020 7923 0021 (office hours) or download and sign a pledge card and post to Tibet Society, 2 Baltic Place, London N1 5AQ. 

The candidate's pledge is:
“I will use my position as an MP to support human rights for Tibetans in Tibet including the freedom to determine their own future.”

View list of candidates who have already signed the pledge: sorted by name I party I constituency


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