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!

Martin Hayes
Labour Party

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?


We should be investing in renewable energy

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?


This is an admirable goal but the cost would need to be split fairly between the GM boroughs

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


This is a great idea, not only to reduce air pollution but also as a road safety issue. We need to encourage walking to school (e.g. Walking Trains). However their would have to be exemptions for vehicles for disabled drives and vulnerable people along with local residents who live within with the "zone".

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?


We need to work towards a more recyclable world and protect our local wildlife such as those found at Burrs Country Park

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

Don't know

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?


This may be difficult to achieve but we should at the very least aim for low carbon properties.