Local Election Survey 2018 – Parties

We’re are surveying candidates in Greater Manchester for the 2018 election. Find out more about how you can take part. Below is a summary of the responses for each political party. Use the links below to explore the responses in other ways.

Election 2018 Candidates  Election 2018 Area

Who has responded?

Party
Responses
Candidates
%
Conservative
17
284
6%
Green
98
162
60%
Labour
119
282
42%
Lib Dem
84
233
36%
UKIP
4
56
7%
Other
22
73
30%
All
344
1090
31.6%
The table and chart show the number of candidates responding to the survey as a percentage of those standing for each party across Greater Manchester.
results chart

How did they respond?

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?
Party
Yes
No
Undecided
Conservative
88% (15)
0%
12% (2)
Green
96% (93)
3% (3)
1% (1)
Labour
97% (115)
0%
2% (2)
Lib Dem
100% (83)
0%
0%
UKIP
100% (4)
0%
0%
Other
92% (22)
4% (1)
0%
All
97% (332)
1% (4)
1% (5)
The table and chart show the number of candidates answering 'Yes' (colour), 'No' (grey) and 'Don't Know' as absolute numbers and percentages (in brackets).
The chart shows the number of candidates answering 'Yes' (colour), 'No' (grey) and 'Don't Know' (light grey).


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?
Party
Yes
No
Undecided
Conservative
41% (7)
12% (2)
47% (8)
Green
98% (95)
1% (1)
1% (1)
Labour
84% (99)
1% (1)
14% (17)
Lib Dem
92% (76)
2% (2)
6% (5)
UKIP
75% (3)
0%
25% (1)
Other
79% (19)
4% (1)
13% (3)
All
87% (299)
2% (7)
10% (35)
The table and chart show the number of candidates answering 'Yes' (colour), 'No' (grey) and 'Don't Know' as absolute numbers and percentages (in brackets).
The chart shows the number of candidates answering 'Yes' (colour), 'No' (grey) and 'Don't Know' (light grey).


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?
Party
Yes
No
Undecided
Conservative
94% (16)
0%
6% (1)
Green
97% (94)
1% (1)
2% (2)
Labour
97% (115)
0%
2% (2)
Lib Dem
94% (78)
0%
6% (5)
UKIP
100% (4)
0%
0%
Other
83% (20)
4% (1)
8% (2)
All
95% (327)
1% (2)
3% (12)
The table and chart show the number of candidates answering 'Yes' (colour), 'No' (grey) and 'Don't Know' as absolute numbers and percentages (in brackets).
The chart shows the number of candidates answering 'Yes' (colour), 'No' (grey) and 'Don't Know' (light grey).


Question 4 - Air Quality
Will you call on your local council to introduce ‘parking exclusion zones’ around local schools at peak times?
Party
Yes
No
Undecided
Conservative
65% (11)
12% (2)
24% (4)
Green
95% (92)
1% (1)
4% (4)
Labour
71% (84)
3% (4)
25% (30)
Lib Dem
80% (66)
2% (2)
18% (15)
UKIP
75% (3)
25% (1)
0%
Other
79% (19)
8% (2)
8% (2)
All
80% (275)
3% (12)
16% (55)
The table and chart show the number of candidates answering 'Yes' (colour), 'No' (grey) and 'Don't Know' as absolute numbers and percentages (in brackets).
The chart shows the number of candidates answering 'Yes' (colour), 'No' (grey) and 'Don't Know' (light grey).


Question 5 - Biodiversity
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?
Party
Yes
No
Undecided
Conservative
71% (12)
12% (2)
18% (3)
Green
100% (97)
0%
0%
Labour
96% (113)
0%
4% (5)
Lib Dem
96% (80)
0%
4% (3)
UKIP
75% (3)
25% (1)
0%
Other
88% (21)
0%
8% (2)
All
95% (326)
1% (3)
4% (13)
The table and chart show the number of candidates answering 'Yes' (colour), 'No' (grey) and 'Don't Know' as absolute numbers and percentages (in brackets).
The chart shows the number of candidates answering 'Yes' (colour), 'No' (grey) and 'Don't Know' (light grey).


Question 6 - Plastics
Will you support the phase-out of single-use plastics in your local authority by 2020?
Party
Yes
No
Undecided
Conservative
100% (17)
0%
0%
Green
100% (97)
0%
0%
Labour
99% (117)
0%
0%
Lib Dem
100% (83)
0%
0%
UKIP
100% (4)
0%
0%
Other
92% (22)
4% (1)
0%
All
99% (340)
0% (1)
0%
The table and chart show the number of candidates answering 'Yes' (colour), 'No' (grey) and 'Don't Know' as absolute numbers and percentages (in brackets).
The chart shows the number of candidates answering 'Yes' (colour), 'No' (grey) and 'Don't Know' (light grey).


Question 7 - Aviation
Will you support the introduction of a cap on emissions from flights to and from Manchester Airport?
Party
Yes
No
Undecided
Conservative
24% (4)
35% (6)
41% (7)
Green
96% (93)
1% (1)
3% (3)
Labour
55% (65)
3% (3)
42% (49)
Lib Dem
57% (47)
4% (3)
40% (33)
UKIP
75% (3)
25% (1)
0%
Other
63% (15)
4% (1)
29% (7)
All
66% (227)
4% (15)
29% (99)
The table and chart show the number of candidates answering 'Yes' (colour), 'No' (grey) and 'Don't Know' as absolute numbers and percentages (in brackets).
The chart shows the number of candidates answering 'Yes' (colour), 'No' (grey) and 'Don't Know' (light grey).


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?
Party
Yes
No
Undecided
Conservative
59% (10)
12% (2)
29% (5)
Green
96% (93)
1% (1)
3% (3)
Labour
86% (102)
3% (3)
10% (12)
Lib Dem
89% (74)
0%
11% (9)
UKIP
25% (1)
25% (1)
50% (2)
Other
83% (20)
4% (1)
8% (2)
All
87% (300)
2% (8)
10% (33)
The table and chart show the number of candidates answering 'Yes' (colour), 'No' (grey) and 'Don't Know' as absolute numbers and percentages (in brackets).
The chart shows the number of candidates answering 'Yes' (colour), 'No' (grey) and 'Don't Know' (light grey).