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!

David William Maybury
Green Party

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?


Sweden has electric road where vehicle's have a device that goes into a rail track so it's charging as it move's

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?


We need a complete reversal of everything

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?


I'd have people going to work by bicycle and get industries going in developing 4 and 3 wheeled bicycles that are eletric and with covers for the elements for example check out the Organic Elf Transit made in America or eletric styled Indian Rickshaws

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


I've seen motorists with engines running while waiting I'd make that illegal and limit their speed to 20mph in towns and City's also I'd have a trade in vehicle scheme to encourage more people into eletric even get them to use mobility scooters with weather covers on them instead of a car they could use rail for long distance travel

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?


If you just have forests of fruit trees and fruit hedges you no need to plant anything and also trees that have nuts like Hazel nuts and a total ban on all insecticide's and pesticides

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


You could use Chemicals to break down plastics so they could be reused again

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


Allow only two trips abroads when people go on holiday encourage them to holiday in their country of origin use eletric flying cars like the one Germany has built and tested it goes 186 miles on single charge I think Tesla is part of it also people could use alternative travel means example a cycling touring holiday or use an eletric bicycle or eletric motorbike or hire an eletric car

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?


When building any places it should be built in a way that it is in harmony with it's environment you can make sandbag houses check out a book called Earthbag Artitechture by Kelly Hart