I am often asked about how I would vote, if I was elected, on various moral issues on which Members of Parliament are usually allowed a free vote.
One such issue is the question of assisted suicide. Whilst I can see that there are some people who feel that it should be up to every individual to determine when they wish to die I think there is a very real danger that a change in the law would result in some people, especially the elderly, feeling under pressure to agree to voluntary euthanasia. I have to say that the issue is not one that crops up that frequently on the doorstep and I hear as many views that there should be no change as I do that there should be a change. My view is that we should maintain the status quo.