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?
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 standard for new homes to be able to generate the energy needed from use of solar panels,
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?
We must look at developing better protection for cyclists using cycle lanes / routes.
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?
Support the plastic bottle reclaim scheme.
Will you support the introduction of a cap on emissions from flights to and from Manchester Airport?
Aircraft engine manufacturers are continually striving to develop more efficient low emission engines. This must be something which our government supports, to exploit new technologies which reduce emissions.
Do you support the introduction of a GM-wide building standard for all new developments to be zero-carbon and climate resilient?
Yes, as indicated in a previous answer. As well as energy efficient home we need to find ways of producing building materials with lower carbon emissions in their manufacture.