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!
We must be measured yet act quickly to help mitigate climate disruption that threatens and is all ready having an impact on all life on earth. I will work all out to put into action the Tyndall Centre's science based carbon budget by reducing the regions carbon emissions by half over the next five years.
Divestment from Fossil Fuels
I have with others in the Green Party and with Friends of the Earth taken action to influence Greater Manchester pension investment fund to divest fully from fossil fuels. And will continue to do so.
Walking and Cycling
For walking in cleaner healthier and safer streets by making the ring-fenced 10 year infrastructure fund for Greater Manchester; putting people first and building a world class cycle network is all ready a Green Party policy and of course my aim at a local level.
That clean air is essential for healthier people and that children's brains are affected disproportionately must make us all take responsibility in local and national government. If elected I certainly will.
As part of my personal life I have made a point of studying the effects and consequences from many chemicals that are being used unnecessarily and indiscriminately. Neonicotinoids must stop being manufactured. World wide this is a huge danger to food production and wild life.
For many years I have been highlighting the polluting issue of plastics. I will and if elected locally I would work across parties to support the Plastic-Free Greater Manchester initiative.
Dear to my heart is to encourage all of us to think before we make plane flights so I certainly support the cap on emissions from flights to and from Manchester airport from current levels.
Again, zero-carbon and climate resilience for all current building is the only sensible procedure if we are to meet climate targets and of course is Green Party policy. Locally this must be our goal.