For candidates and political parties

Facts Matter Take the Pledge

We are asking politicians and political parties to back the Facts Matter pledge with a commitment to running evidence-based election campaigns.

Facts matter pledge

“I recognise the vital role of facts and evidence in political campaigning for ensuring public trust and confidence in the democratic process. I will take all reasonable steps to run a fact-based 2017 General Election campaign.” 

If you are a political candidate in the upcoming election and agree with this statement, please email cat.cooper@cilip.org.uk with your name and confirmation that you support the Facts Matter pledge. CILIP will add your name and party to a public web page of candidates that support the campaign. You can download graphics to demonstrate your commitment .