General Election 2019 – A cleaner, greener, healthier, fairer UK? #GE2019

8th December 2019

Manchester Friends of the Earth is asking all the candidates standing in Greater Manchester constituencies in the General Election on 12th December 2019 their views on key environment issues such as Climate Change, air pollution, transport and waste.

During the run-up to an election, parliamentary candidates listen to what their voters care about and make commitments for what they would do if they were in office. Commitments we can then hold them to.

Climate change, nature, and human wellbeing are inextricably linked. If these are not addressed adequately then the cost to current and future generations in terms of lives lost, livelihoods damaged, and economic harm will be severe. It is the poorest in the world who are suffering most, despite contributing least to the problem.

If you are a candidate standing for election in one of the Greater Manchester parliamentary constituencies please complete our 2019 General Election survey. Thank you.

The next Government must demonstrate global leadership on shared environmental problems, especially climate change – which is already bringing chaos to the lives of millions in the world’s poorest countries and flooding misery here in the North West and in other areas of the United Kingdom.

Which candidates have responded so far?

Party
Responses
Candidates
%
Conservative
3
27
11%
Green
16
24
67%
Labour
2
27
7%
Lib Dem
8
27
30%
The Brexit Party
1
23
4%
Other
1
13
8%
All
31
143
21.7%
The table and chart show the number of candidates responding to the survey as a percentage of those standing for each party across Greater Manchester.
results chart

How have they responded?

Help us get more responses!

If you live in one of the Greater Manchester parliamentary constituencies please encourage your local candidates to tell us where they stand on these urgent environment issues. Send your local candidates a Tweet asking them to complete the election survey. If you do not know which parliamentary constituency you live in, enter your postcode on They Work For You.

Friends of the Earth – 2019 General Election manifesto

Friends of the Earth will assess the 2019 political party General Election manifestos based on 10 demands, ranging from policies on aviation to improvements in democracy.

Friends of the Earth is independent of all political parties and we do not endorse or favour any particular party. We are calling on all political parties to support these policies in their manifestos and will hold them to account for any promises made following the election.