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!
Global politics needs to accept some core values to ensure the planet can continue to sustain it's growing population without further detriment to the environment. There's been too much buck passing and feet dragging by all parties in mainstream political power in many countries.
Divestment from Fossil Fuels
The use of fossil fuels and reliance on their production by so many unstable countries means we're paying through the nose anyway. I can only see investment in renewable energy now being a sound investment before the cost of fossil fuels and other earth resources rockets. I remember Street being blockaded when petrol prices hit £1 a litre. Where are they now?
Walking and Cycling
With our community group, Stalybridge Town, on Facebook we have promoted the activity of local walkers and cyclists. After speaking with the local Tameside Riders group recently I think horse owners deserve consideration in any such policy or plan. They put around £9 million a year into the local economy and are only currently allowed on around 9% of pathways.
This is a subject I'm not informed enough on. As a single parent I would like to comment that many schools are now in areas that are bring developed or where lots of new homes have been built on plots of land that local councils have been selling off. Safe parking or drop off and collection points need to be supplied. We have them in supermarkets, why not schools? The answer isn't simply "don't Park here" if it then spreads the parking problem into surrounding areas rather than finding long term solutions.
Again, a topic I don't feel well informed enough to answer right now but a subject I will research as an issue from herein.
A problem I admit I only knew about due to recent media coverage. Recent developments in alternatives now gives little excuse for not achieving this.
Without knowing figures I wouldn't like to commit. Not a person to try and blag an answer. open to someone with more knowledge to inform me.
We are in the middle of a housing crisis that it seems everyone apart from any governments in power have seen coming for decades. The lack of affordable housing should be addressed urgently while at the same time keep within energy saving and environmental practice. Introduction of new legislation in the current environment, especially with the imminent rewrite of the GMSF could cause more feet dragging and excuse making.