Local elections 2018…. will the environment win? #LE2018
Across Greater Manchester people will have the opportunity to vote for local council candidates on Thursday 3rd May.
Ahead of polling day, Manchester Friends of the Earth will be asking all local council candidates standing in the election to let people know their views on a range of key environmental issues.
The local councillors elected will have to implement solutions to meet many social and environmental challenges during the next 10 years and beyond. These include rising transport & energy costs, traffic congestion, ill health and rising obesity levels, poor air quality and the need to drastically reduce CO2 emissions.
We wouldn’t dream of telling people which way to vote but we think voters have the right to know where candidates stand on key environmental issues that will affect all our lives, such as climate change and air pollution.
See the results are they come in
You can see whether your local election candidates have responded and what they have to say. Click on the links below for your Council area.
Cannot see your candidates response ? Why not send them a tweet !
Where we can find a twitter name for local election candidates we have set up a simple Twitter link so you can ask your candidates to complete the environment survey.
Throughout April, we will be hosting ‘coffee n cake’ sessions on Saturdays at a nice City Centre cafe and also ‘pizza parties’ on some Wednesdays at the Green Fish Resource Centre (Oldham Street).
It would nice to see you, but if you cannot make it into the City Centre on those days you can help us to look for candidate details etc online from wherever you are.
If you would like to get involved please contact Pete firstname.lastname@example.org
Can you help?
There are many different ways that you can help us with the lobbying of candidates during the local elections in Greater Manchester.
- Help us find candidates contact details (email or twitter) after the formal nominations are published (Friday 6th April).
- Ask your local candidates to respond to the Manchester FoE election survey.
- Help us email and tweet local candidates asking them to respond
- Ask local political parties to ask their candidates to respond.
- Help draft and send press releases.
Are you registered to vote?
If you’ve never registered to vote (or have recently moved house) register now at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote by Tuesday 17th April
See below for details of the results from the 2016 Local Elections.