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
Martin McLoughlin
Party
Independent
City/Borough
Bolton
Area
Halliwell

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

We need to stop talking and take action now

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

I am a pensioner and we need to change the world for our children and grandchildren.

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 think we need to provide free public transport to local people.

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

Yes

If we get people out of their cars the whole family will benefit

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

We need to get us all planting eating and sharing our own food.

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

Yes

I would support the use of other alternatives.

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

Yes

The whole world need to seek another ways of reducing emissions.

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

We need to look outside the box and plan for homes that people can afford to live in. We can solve some of the problem with non-residential properties. using new planning regulations. Less talk and more action is required.