We Believe in Israel and the Israel Britain Alliance have published a list of the 231 General Election candidates who have signed our Pledge for Israel, an increase of 33 compared to the previous General Election in 2017.


60 of the candidates are Conservatives, 37 Labour, 48 Liberal Democrats, 26 Brexit Party, 15 DUP and 45 from other parties.


Activists from a range of pro-Israel groups sent over 26,000 emails to their local candidates to ask them to support the campaign.


Luke Akehurst, Director of We Believe in Israel, said:


“It is great to see cross-party support from a range of parliamentary candidates for these important pledges about Israel, which include commitments to opposing boycotts and supporting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism, which defines which forms of extreme anti-Israel discourse cross the line into antisemitism.”


Michael McCann, Director of the Israel Britain Alliance, said:


“IBA and its partner organisations managed to mobilise thousands of voters, Jewish and non-Jewish to contact their candidates about our Pledge for Israel. Candidates in all 650 parliamentary constituencies were contacted.  This unprecedented grassroots mobilisation means candidates across the UK understand there is public support for Israel and we hope they will reflect this in their contributions and voting in Parliament.”


Text of the Pledge:


“If elected to the United Kingdom Parliament I Pledge…


  • To oppose the extremists who challenge Israel ’s right to exist.


  • To support the right of people in the United Kingdom to enjoy Israeli culture and promote business, educational, religious and other connections with the Jewish State without fear of discrimination, boycotts, harassment and/or intimidation.


  • To support those who genuinely seek to promote and establish a permanent, just and comprehensive peace between Israel and its neighbours.


  • To celebrate the fact that Israel is a free society and parliamentary democracy that extends to all its citizens the right to practice their religion and have access to religious sites in Jerusalem.


  • To support the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism.


  • To encourage HM Government to promote trade with Israel that will increase investment and jobs for people in both countries.”


We have listed candidates if they either sent a clear “yes” or a narrative reply which was positive in tone and consistent with the pledge, particularly including a rejection of boycotts.


This is not an exhaustive list of parliamentary candidates who support Israel. Some very high profile pro-Israel candidates have not signed, possibly because they didn’t see our emails or have a policy of not responding to this kind of survey or pledge.


The list is provided for information - no endorsement of any candidate is implied. We Believe in Israel is a cross-party network and does not endorse specific candidates or political parties.

Full list of candidates who have signed the Pledge as at 2pm on 11 December 2019:


Iram Altaf Kiani                 Independent                     Altrincham and Sale West

Andrew Western             Labour                                  Altrincham and Sale West

Kate Smith                          Liberal Democrat              Amber Valley

Andrew Griffith                Conservative                     Arundel & South Downs

Isabel Thurston                 Green Party                       Arundel & South Downs

George Rice                       Liberal Democrat              Ashton-under-Lyme

Brian Balcombe                 Labour                                  Banff & Buchan

Paul Robertson                 SNP                                        Banff & Buchan

Alison Smith                       Liberal Democrat              Banff & Buchan

Simon Fell                           Conservative                     Barrow & Furness

Henry Vann                        Liberal Democrat              Bedford

Gavin Robinson                DUP                                       Belfast East

Nigel Dodds                        DUP                                       Belfast North

Emma Little-Pengelly     DUP                                       Belfast South

Frank McCoubrey            DUP                                       Belfast West

Alex Matthews                 Brexit Party                        Bermondsey and Old Southwark

John Lamont                      Conservative                     Berwickshire, Roxburgh & Selkirk

Preet Kaur Gill                   Labour                                  Birmingham Edgbaston

Andrew Wan Yip              Conservative                     Birmingham Edgbaston

Keith Rowe                         Brexit Party                        Birmingham Northfield

Chris Garghan                    Green Party                       Birmingham Yardley

Neil Holden                        Independent                     Blackpool North & Cleveleys

Rick Middleton                  Labour                                  Bosworth

Michael Mullaney            Liberal Democrat              Bosworth

Jonathan Barras                Brexit Party                        Bradford East

Joshua Garfield                Labour                                  Braintree

Graham Cushway            Brexit Party                        Brighton Kemptown

Robert  de Vito Boutin   Brexit Party                        Bristol South

Julie Ireland                        Liberal Democrat              Bromley & Chislehurst

Bob Neill                              Conservative                     Bromley & Chislehurst

Nicholas Cox                      Green Party                       Broxbourne

Andrew Bell                       Brexit Party                        Buckingham

Greg Smith                         Conservative                     Buckingham

James Frith                         Labour                                  Bury North

Alan McCartney                Brexit Party                        Bury North

Lucy Burke                          Labour                                  Bury South

Andrea Livesey                 Brexit Party                        Bury South

Christian Wakeford         Conservative                     Bury South

Anna Firth                           Conservative                     Canterbury

Gareth Pierce                    Brexit Party                        Cardiff Central

Chris Buller                         Brexit Party                        Cardiff North

Philippa Broom                 Conservative                     Cardiff South & Penarth

John Howson                     Liberal Democrat              Castle Point

Alex Chalk                           Conservative                     Cheltenham

Max Wilkinson                  Liberal Democrat              Cheltenham

Geoff Seeff                        Liberal Democrat              Chingford & Woodford Green

Theresa Villiers                 Conservative                     Chipping Barnet

Jim McLachlan                   CPA                                        Cities of London & Westminster

Chuka Umunna                 Liberal Democrat              Cities of London & Westminster

Harvey Morgan                 Conservative                     City of Durham

Kevin Bonavia                    Labour                                  Clacton

Henry Smith                       Conservative                     Crawley

Mario Creatura                 Conservative                     Croydon Central

Sarah Jones                        Labour                                  Croydon Central

Simon Sprague                  Liberal Democrat              Croydon Central

Candace Mitchell             CPA                                        Croydon North

Ian McLean                         SDP                                        Cynon Valley

Andrew Gwynne             Labour                                  Denton & Reddish

Leon French                       Yorkshire Party                 Doncaster Central

Joe Otten                            Liberal Democrat              Doncaster North

Julia Caroline Stephenson Brexit Party                   Dulwich and West Norwood

Ted Thompson                  Labour                                  Dumfries & Galloway

Sammy Wilson                  DUP                                       East Antrim

Kamran Malik                    Communities United Party          East Ham

Damain Hinds                     Conservative                     East Hampshire

Jim Makin                            UKIP                                      East Hampshire

Lisa Cameron                     SNP                                        East Kilbride, Strathaven & Lesmahagow

Gregory Campbell           DUP                                       East Londonderry

Carolann Davidson          Labour                                  East Renfrewshire

Helena  Windsor               Independent                     East Surrey

Ian Murray                          Labour                                  Edinburgh South

Callum Laidlaw                  Conservative                     Edinburgh South West

Graham Hutchison             Conservative                     Edinburgh West

Rob Wilson                         Liberal Democrat              Enfield Southgate

Vicky Ashworth te Velde Labour                               Epping Forest

Chris Grayling                    Conservative                     Epsom & Ewell

Ed Mayne                            Labour                                  Epsom & Ewell

Monica Harding                Liberal Democrat              Esher & Walton

Suella Braverman             Conservative                     Fareham

Caroline Wheeler             Independent                     Fermanagh & South Tyrone

Jack Lopresti                      Conservative                     Filton & Bradley Stoke

Luciana Berger                  Liberal Democrat              Finchley & Golders Green

Mike Freer                          Conservative                     Finchley & Golders Green

Ross Houston                    Labour                                  Finchley & Golders Green

Gary Middleton                DUP                                       Foyle

Tony Curtis                         Conservative                     Glasgow North

Patrick Grady                     SNP                                        Glasgow North

Paul Sweeney                   Labour & Cooperative    Glasgow North East

Ade Aibinu                          Conservative                     Glasgow North West

Richard Thomson             SNP                                        Gordon

Caroline Dineage              Conservative                     Gosport

Lauren Sullivan                  Labour                                  Gravesham

Rhian O'Connor                Liberal Democrat              Greenwich & Woolwich

Zoe Franklin                       Liberal Democrat              Guildford

James Baker                       Liberal Democrat              Halifax

Matt Sanders                     Liberal Democrat              Hampstead & Kilburn

Robin Lambert                  Independent                     Harborough

Mark Sewards                   Labour                                  Harrogate & Knaresborough

Adam Bernard                   Liberal Democrat              Harrow East

Bob Blackman                    Conservative                     Harrow East

Chika Amadi                       CPA                                        Hayes & Harlington

Harry Boparai                     Brexit Party                        Hayes & Harlington

Matthew Offord              Conservative                     Hendon

Portia Vincent-Kirby       Green Party                       Hendon

Stephen James Barrett  Liberal Democrat              Hertsmere

Oliver Dowden                  Conservative                     Hertsmere

Holly Kal-Weiss                 Labour                                  Hertsmere

Stephen Howse                Liberal Democrat              Hexham

Nigel Ainsworth-Barnes Green Party                      Heywood & Middleton

Sid Cordle                            CPA                                        Hitchin & Harpenden

Hector Birchwood            Brexit Party                        Holborn & St Pancras

Tele Lawal                           Labour                                  Hornchurch & Upminster

Helen Spiby-Vann            CPA                                        Hornsey & Wood Green

Robert Nemeth                Conservative                     Hove

Stuart Hale                          Brexit Party                        Huddersfield

Howard Berlin                   Conservative                     Ilford North

Wes Streeting                   Labour                                  Ilford North

Mike Gapes                        Independent Group for Change                Ilford South

Haroun Malik                     Conservative                     Inverclyde

Dr Jacci Stiyli                       Liberal Democrat              Inverclyde

Caroline Russell                Green Party                       Islington North

Roger Philips                      CPA                                        Kensington

Chris Nelson                       Liberal Democrat              Kettering

Diana Johnson                   Labour                                  Kingston upon Hull North

Lesley Laird                         Labour                                  Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath

Jeffrey Donaldson           DUP                                       Lagan Valley

Fabian Hamilton               Labour                                  Leeds North East

Jon Hannah                        Liberal Democrat              Leeds North East

Inaya Folarin Imam          Brexit Party                        Leeds North East

Stewart Harper                 Conservative                     Leeds North West

Richard Galloway             Young People's Party     Lewisham East

Katherine Hortense        CPA                                        Lewisham West & Penge

Paul Ray                               Liberal Democrat              Lichfield

David     Newman             Liberal Democrat              Liverpool Walton

Adam    Heatherington  Brexit Party                        Liverpool Wavertree

Richard Kemp                    Liberal Democrat              Liverpool Wavertree

Ben Foley                            Green Party                       Luton South

Emily Tomalin                    Green Party                       Maidenhead

Nick King                              Conservative                     Makerfield

John Whittingdale           Conservative                     Maldon

Shaden Jaradat                 Conservative                     Manchester Central

Robert  Eggleton              Liberal Democrat              Mid Sussex

Keith Buchanan                DUP                                       Mid Ulster

Neil Richardson                 Ulster Unionist Party      Mid Ulster

Vikki Slade                          Liberal Democrat              Mid-Dorset and North Poole

Steve Arrundale               Liberal Democrat              Midlothian

Jeremy Maddocks           Brexit Party                        Mitcham & Morden

Craig Williams                    Conservative                     Montgomeryshire

Jo Graham                          Labour                                  New Forest West

David Watts                        Liberal Democrat              Newark

Ali Avaei                               Liberal Democrat              Newcastle upon Tyne Central

Aaron Bell                           Conservative                     Newcastle-under-Lyme

William George Irwin      DUP                                       Newry & Armagh

Ian Paisley Jr                      DUP                                       North Antrim

Alex Easton                        DUP                                       North Down

Peter Telford                     Brexit Party                        North Durham

Ross Shipman                    Liberal Democrat              North East Derbyshire

Wendy Chamberlain       Liberal Democrat              North East Fife

Jill Hope                               Liberal Democrat              Northampton South

Sandy Gilchrist                  Brexit Party                        Norwich South

Barry Holliday                    Liberal Democrat              Nottingham South

Simone Reynolds             Liberal Democrat              Old Bexley & Sidcup

Paul Brierly                         Brexit Party                        Oldham East & Saddleworth

Gareth Bacon                    Conservative                     Orpington

Roger Carter                      Brexit Party                        Oxford East

Louise Staite                      Conservative                     Oxford East

Rosie Sourbut                    Labour                                  Oxford West & Abingdon

Jonathan Bishop               Independent                     Pontypridd

David McPherson Young Independent                   Poole

Neil Jameson                     Green Party                       Poplar and Limehouse

Penny Mordaunt             Conservative                     Portsmouth North

Donna Jones                      Conservative                     Portsmouth South

Stephen Crabb                  Conservative                     Preseli Pembrokeshire

Imogen Shepherd-DuBey Liberal Democrat         Reading East

Rachel Eden                       Labour                                  Reading West

Zak Goldsmith                   Conservative                     Richmond-on-Thames

Jason Pilley                         Psychedelic Future Party Rochford & Southend East

Rana Das-Gupta               Liberal Democrat              Rugby

Jonathan Banks                Liberal Democrat              Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner

David Simmonds              Conservative                     Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner

Nicholas Dakin                   Labour                                  Scunthorpe

Ian Walker                          Conservative                     Sheffield Hallam

Simon Rood                        Independent                     Sherwood

Paul Girvan                         DUP                                       South Antrim

Glyn Hanna                         DUP                                       South Down

Nicholas Cox                      Green Party                       South Leicestershire

Chris Lofts                           Liberal Democrat              South Northamptonshire

Kimberley Snape              Labour                                  South Ribble

Emma Lewell-Buck          Labour                                  South Shields

Adam Ashley Freeman  Labour                                  South Staffordshire

Robert  Buckland              Conservative                     South Swindon

Andrew Selous                 Conservative                     South West Bedfordshire

Emily Blake                         Labour                                  South West Norfolk

Jeremy Hunt                      Conservative                     South West Surrey

Steven Galton                   Conservative                     Southampton Test

David Camponali              Liberal Democrat              Spelthorne

Derek Thomas                   Conservative                     St Ives

Daisy Cooper                     Liberal Democrat              St Albans

Anne Main                          Conservative                     St Albans

Pat Moloney                      Liberal Democrat              St Helens North

Stephen Kerr                     Conservative                     Stirling

Alec Sandiford                   Liberal Democrat              Stone

Jim Shannon                      DUP                                       Strangford

Michael Gove                    Conservative                     Surrey Heath

Rebecca Pow                     Conservative                     Taunton Deane

David Yellen                       Labour                                  Thirsk and Malton

Jackie Doyle-Price            Conservative                     Thurrock

Anthony Mangnall           Conservative                     Totnes

David Lammy                     Labour                                  Tottenham

Jonathan Silberman        Communist League Election Campaign   Tottenham

Greg Clark                           Conservative                     Tunbridge Wells

Peter Dain                           Brexit Party                        Vale of Clwyd

Sarah Bool                           Conservative                     Vauxhall

Mary Creagh                      Labour                                  Wakefield

Ryan Kent                           Yorkshire Party                 Wakefield

Paul Campbell                   Brexit Party                        Walthamstow

Michael Flynn                    CPA                                        Wansbeck

Elizabeth Bababe             Brexit Party                        Warrington North

Kevin Hickson                    SDP                                        Warrington South

Nick Goulding                    Brexit Party                        Weaver Vale

Jamie McFarlane              Conservative                     Westminster North

Tim Farron                          Liberal Democrat              Westmorland and Lonsdale

Wisdom Methodious Da Costa   Independent     Windsor

Chris Carubia                      Liberal Democrat              Wirral South

Stewart Gardiner             Conservative                     Wirral South

Laura Evans                        Conservative                     Wirral West

Kathryn Gilbert                 Green Party                       Wolverhampton South East

Mary Wimbury                  Labour                                  Wrexham

Tony Capozzoli                  Independent                     Yeovil

Virginia Crosbie                 Conservative                     Ynys Mon

Dr Andrew Sneddon       Yorkshire Party                 York Central

Nicholas Szkiler                 Brexit Party                        York Central