Local Election Survey 2018 – Candidates

We’re surveying candidates in Greater Manchester for the 2018 election. Find out more about the survey.

Below is a summary of the responses across the areas of Greater Manchester. Where a candidate has already responded, you can see their response. If your candidates haven’t yet responded, follow the Twitter link to ask them to!

Connor Goodwin
Liberal Democrats

Question 1
Climate Change
Do you agree that Greater Manchester should adopt the Tyndall Centre’s science-based carbon budgets, set targets to halve the region’s emissions in the next five years and become carbon neutral by 2038?


Question 2
Divestment from Fossil Fuels
Do you agree that the Greater Manchester Pension Fund should fully divest from fossil fuels in the next five years?


Question 3
Walking and Cycling
Will you support your local council allocating funding to implement the walking and cycling (active travel) measures contained in Chris Boardman's ‘Made to Move’ report?


Question 4
Air Quality
Will you call on your local council to introduce ‘parking exclusion zones’ around local schools at peak times?


Exisiting ‘no-park zones’ must be further utilised.

Question 5
Will you support a ban on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides in your local council area and work to phase out the use of other pollinator-harming pesticides?


However, further reaserch and evidence will be required to present a serious case for the elimination of these distasteful pesticides. If we are to eliminate neonicotinoids, we must also eliminate other harmful pesticides.

Question 6
Will you support the phase-out of single-use plastics in your local authority by 2020?


Strongly. Plastic is a massive issue that causes serious global and climate change that is unhealthy and will affect our land for hundreds of years.

Question 7
Will you support the introduction of a cap on emissions from flights to and from Manchester Airport?


We must seek to combat air pollution, by creating more environmentally-friendly aircraft, and in other vehicles too. Whilst increasing the encouraging passenger numbers to boost our economy. I in no manner disregard the harmful effects of aircraft, but we must not seek to delay the expansion of the aerospace industry, we must encourage it whilst working on other sources of energy.

Question 8
Energy Efficiency
Do you support the introduction of a GM-wide building standard for all new developments to be zero-carbon and climate resilient?