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!
Divestment from Fossil Fuels
I agree with the principle of investing more in renewable energy and would like to see the GMPF move away from investments in fossil fuels, however I am unsure whether the timescale here is achievable. It is vital that the fund remains in a position to pay pension benefits out to those who have paid in and supports those people in their retirement.
Walking and Cycling
The schemes outlined, the 'no-idling' and 'no-parking' zones, look interesting and I would want to see the outcomes of the scheme in Hackney and any measurable impact. In Eccles, our schools are on principally small, residential streets so we would have to look at the practicalities of implementation and the impact on local residents.
I honestly don't have enough information on this to give an answer at this time.