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!

Name
Adrian Brocklehurst
Party
Labour Party
City/Borough
Salford
Area
Walkden North

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?

Yes



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?

Yes

Also divest from organisations associated with arms production.

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?

Yes

Fully supportive. Salford already forging ahead in this area.

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

Don't know

Restrictions rather than absolute ban as in some areas residents homes are located close to school grounds.

Question 5
Biodiversity
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?

Yes

Have supported this for some time and also actively involved in seeking affective alternatives to pesticides containing glyphosate.

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

Yes

Fully supportive.

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

Don't know

Need to research this. Also need to continue to reduce vehicle pollution from airport trips by use of none/low pollution alternative transport.

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?

Yes