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General Election 2024 – what are your candidates’ views? #GE2024

In the run up to the General Election on Thursday 4th July 2024, Manchester Friends of the Earth will be asking the parliamentary candidates standing for election in Greater Manchester to let voters know what they think about key environmental issues.

On 4 July 2024, people across the country will head to the polls to vote for their future MPs. This is a key moment for our movement, as whoever wins the next election will set the course for whether the UK meets crucial climate targets, safeguards our health and wellbeing now, and protects our planet for future generations.

We need to use this opportunity to mobilise our communities, build and strengthen relationships with our current and future decision makers, and demand that action on climate and nature is embedded into the political agenda for years to come.

Manchester Friends of the Earth are encouraging people to register and vote.

Need to register? Visit the Voter Registration website – deadline for registering is 18th June.

Green policies and the general election: who leads the pack?

Ahead of the General Election, Friends of the Earth have carried out a rapid assessment of where the Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green parties stand right now on climate, energy, nature and the environment, and where they’re strongest and weakest. We’ve scored them out of 10 on the 10 biggest green challenges for the next government, and we’ll be using this to encourage the parties to strengthen the areas where policy is weak or lacking, and even to firm up areas where they’re currently strong.  (29th May 2024)

State of the Environment – find out key environmental data near you!

With the General Election fast approaching, there’s never been a more critical time to understand the challenges local voters care about. Access a range of data bespoke to your constituency with the Friends of the Earth – State of the Environment tool – use it to start a conversation with your parliamentary candidates and help drive positive change.

Coming soon: Completing the election survey

If you are a General Election parliamentary candidate in Greater Manchester please complete the survey.

Complete the online survey [link]

Coming soon: More information

Questions and background information [link]

We wouldn’t dream of telling people which way to vote but we think all voters have the right to know where candidates stand on key environmental issues that will affect all our lives, such as the air pollution public health crisis and the need to create the jobs and skills training opportunities to tackle the youth unemployment, affordable and warm housing and the climate emergency.

Members of the public can find out about their candidates’ views and use Twitter to ask their local candidates to complete the local election environment survey.

Coming soon: Survey Results (as responses come in)

Individual candidate responses [link]

Responses grouped by political party [link]

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