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!

Alan, Johnson
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?


yes i agree i would like to be more ambitious and be carbon neutral by 2030

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 should divest, away from fossil, we should invest in renewables, it is a no brainer, for the good of our planet.

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 i support Chris Boardman report in encouraging walking and cycling, for public health benefits, and our environment

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


yes i fully support patking exclusion zones around local schools at peak times, we must improve our air quality

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?


yesi fully support these measures

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


yes i fully support the phasing out of single-use plastics, by 2020, this is a measure than is easily achievable

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


yes i support a cap on emissions from flights at Manchester airport.

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 i think this is vital in a sustainable future