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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!

Francesca Platt

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?


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?


I believe we need urgently to move away from fossil fuels and invest in increased renewable greener energy. I would like to see Bolton council look into a local energy model which could boost our economy and provide cheaper and greener energy at same time.

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?


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


Whilst I agree we need to tackle air pollution and recognise parking outside our schools is often a huge problem I would need to learn more about the issue and feasibility of bringing in the exclusion zones locally. I agree with it in principle.

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?


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


This is something I feel councils need to tackle immediately, it's wasteful, harmful and creates a negative effect on our environment in terms of litter too. I am part of Litter Pickers of North Bolton and the amount of plastic on our streets is a disgrace. We need to support the shops and initiatives locally who encourage bring your own containers etc and reduce packaging to bare minimum.

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


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