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!
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?
Although reducing emissions is always challenging we cannot continue to pollute our environment and ourselves. This is affecting the quality of life for all residents of Greater Manchester.
Divestment from Fossil Fuels
Do you agree that the Greater Manchester Pension Fund should fully divest from fossil fuels in the next five years?
I believe the fund should divest from fossil fuels but do not have enough information to know if this timescale is realistic.
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?
Will you call on your local council to introduce ‘parking exclusion zones’ around local schools at peak times?
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?
Will you support the phase-out of single-use plastics in your local authority by 2020?
Will you support the introduction of a cap on emissions from flights to and from Manchester Airport?
Do you support the introduction of a GM-wide building standard for all new developments to be zero-carbon and climate resilient?
This needs careful planning as we also need affordable homes.