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!
Climate change is the #1 threat to our future. Time for some measures with teeth.
Divestment from Fossil Fuels
It should keep out of nuclear power too. We are not in full control of the waste.
Walking and Cycling
But there have to be realistic facilities for people who live right near a city school.
Oldham Council has adopted a Liberal Democrat motion to introduce local measures on single use plastics.
To be effective, it needs to be part of a national strategy involving rail travel, less polluting aircraft, electronic conferencing, holidays in Britain etc. If it simply diverts flights to eg Liverpool, it will just generate more journeys on the M62 and damage Manchester's economy.
May need some subsidy or loan (repayable from fuel savings) system for affordable homes so as not to price low-income families out of the market. Reinstate the Green Deal. Better still, why not use the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework to encourage smaller homes rather than the executive homes which seem set to dominate Green Belt areas?