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!

Christine Clark
Green 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?


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.

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?


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.

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?


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.

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


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.

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?


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.

Question 6
Will you support the phase-out of single-use plastics in your local authority by 2020?


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.

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


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.

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?


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.