UK Cypriots urged to vote on Thursday as candidate MPs pledge support for the Cyprus issue

The National Federation of Cypriots in the UK has urged the Cypriot community to vote in this Thursday’s general election.

Federation President Christos Karaolis said: “The community must make its voice heard on the 8th of June by going out to vote for those candidates who have demonstrated their support for Cyprus.

Indeed, in light of the recent terror attacks in Manchester and London, it is all the more important that we send a clear signal to those who seek to threaten our democracy and way of life that they will not succeed.

Voting will only take a few minutes of your day and it is the only way that your voice, and our communitys voice will be heard.”

The Federation notes that there are a number of candidates standing for election who are supporters of Cyprus and the UK Cypriot community.

These candidates have actively shown that they support a free, united Cyprus based upon a just and viable solution to the Cyprus issue; asked questions and spoken about Cyprus in Parliament; attended and supported our events; and have campaigned against the Turkish occupation. A number of these candidates have also signed the Federations Cyprus Pledge Card. It is crucial that the Cypriot community goes out and votes. Our vote is our voice! the Federation has said.

During this election campaign, the Federation has been inviting candidates to sign a Cyprus Pledge Card to raise the profile of the Cyprus issue. More than 35 have signed it so far.

Below is a complete list of candidates who have signed and stated their support for a solution in Cyprus based on the six points expressed in the Cyprus Pledge Card.

Standing for re-election:

Birmingham Hall Green | Roger Godsiff

Birmingham Perry Barr | Khalid Mahmood

Birmingham Erdington | Jack Dromey

Bolton North East | Sir David Crausby

Caerphilly | Wayne David

Cardiff North | Craig Williams

Chipping Barnet | Theresa Villers

Doncaster Central | Rosie Winterton

Edmonton | Kate Osamor

Enfield North | Joan Ryan

Finchley and Golders Green | Mike Freer

Hammersmith | Andy Slaughter

Harrow East | Bob Blackman

Hornsey and Wood Green | Catherine West

Ilford South | Mike Gapes

Jarrow | Stephen Hepburn

Leeds North East | Fabian Hamilton

Livingston | Hannah Bardell

Mansfield | Sir Alan Meale

Mitcham and Morden | Siobhain McDonagh

North Norfolk | Norman Lamb

North Thanet | Sir Roger Gale

Poplar and Limehouse | Jim Fitzpatrick

Solihull | Julian Knight

Tottenham | David Lammy

Wansbeck | Ian Lavery

Enfield Southgate | David Burrowes

Sent the Federation a letter demonstrating his support for the commitments in the Cyprus Pledge Card.

Also standing for election:

Brent Central | Anton Georgiou

Bermondsey and Old Southwark | Sir Simon Hughes

Carshalton and Wallington | Emine Ibrahim

Cheadle | Mark Hunter

Chipping Barnet | Emma Whysall

Enfield Southgate | Bambos Charalambous

Finchley and Golders Green | Jeremy Newmark

Hendon | Mike Katz

Islington South and Finsbury | Jason Charalambous

Enfield North | Nick De Bois

Sent the Federation a letter demonstrating his support for the commitments in the Cyprus Pledge Card.

Source: Cyprus News Agency