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Election Survey 2021 – Parties

In the run up to the local elections in Greater Manchester on Thursday 6th May, Manchester Friends of the Earth are asking all candidates standing for election to let voters know what they think about key environmental issues.

Find out more about the survey

See individual candidate responses

See response rate by GM areas


Party
Responses
Candidates
%
Conservative
6
255
2%
Green
89
166
54%
Labour
63
265
24%
Liberal Democrats
58
212
27%
Reform UK
11
0%
Other
11
113
10%
All
227
1022
22.2%
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

Answers to the questions

Question 1 - 
1. Will you sign the Climate Pledge: “If elected I pledge to ensure that our council works with local residents to rapidly implement a Climate Action Plan which drastically cuts emissions over the next 10 years, and that the climate and ecological emergency is a deal breaker in all council actions.”
Party
Yes
No
Undecided
Conservative
83% (5)
17%(1)
0
Green
100% (89)
0
0
Labour
100% (63)
0
0
Lib Dem
98% (57)
0
2% (1)
Reform UK
0
0
0
Other
82% (9)
0
18% (2)
All
98% (223)
0% (1)
1% (3)
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 -
2. Will you sign the UK DIvest Pledge: “If elected, I pledge to support the council divesting its pension fund from fossil fuels and investing in renewables and the local economy over an appropriate time-scale. I promise to do everything in my power to make sure this happens within the first year of my term in office."
Party
Yes
No
Undecided
Conservative
50% (3)
33%(2)
17% (1)
Green
100% (89)
0
0
Labour
81% (51)
3%(2)
16% (10)
Lib Dem
95% (55)
0
5% (3)
Reform UK
0
0
0
Other
82% (9)
0
18% (2)
All
91% (207)
2% (4)
7% (16)
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 -
3. Do you support the introduction of a zero-carbon standard for all new buildings in Greater Manchester from 2023?
Party
Yes
No
Undecided
Conservative
83% (5)
17%(1)
0
Green
99% (88)
0
1% (1)
Labour
81% (51)
0
19% (12)
Lib Dem
97% (56)
0
3% (2)
Reform UK
0
0
0
Other
73% (8)
9%(1)
18% (2)
All
92% (208)
1% (2)
7% (17)
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 -
4. Will you commit to taking Carbon Literacy training within one year of being elected?
Party
Yes
No
Undecided
Conservative
83% (5)
17%(1)
0
Green
97% (86)
2%(2)
1% (1)
Labour
97% (61)
2%(1)
2% (1)
Lib Dem
93% (54)
0
7% (4)
Reform UK
0
0
0
Other
82% (9)
9%(1)
9% (1)
All
95% (215)
2% (5)
3% (7)
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 -
5. Will you support a tougher voluntary air quality limit of 30 µg/m3 for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) in Greater Manchester?
Party
Yes
No
Undecided
Conservative
67% (4)
17%(1)
17% (1)
Green
100% (89)
0
0
Labour
81% (51)
6%(4)
13% (8)
Lib Dem
98% (57)
0
2% (1)
Reform UK
0
0
0
Other
82% (9)
0
18% (2)
All
93% (210)
2% (5)
5% (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 6 -
6. Will you support increasing the dedicated bus lane network in Greater Manchester?
Party
Yes
No
Undecided
Conservative
67% (4)
17%(1)
17% (1)
Green
97% (86)
0
3% (3)
Labour
86% (54)
0
14% (9)
Lib Dem
88% (51)
2%(1)
10% (6)
Reform UK
0
0
0
Other
36% (4)
18%(2)
45% (5)
All
88% (199)
2% (4)
11% (24)
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 -
7. Would you support a ban on pavement parking in your council area?
Party
Yes
No
Undecided
Conservative
50% (3)
17%(1)
33% (2)
Green
84% (75)
1%(1)
15% (13)
Labour
62% (39)
11%(7)
27% (17)
Lib Dem
62% (36)
10%(6)
28% (16)
Reform UK
0
0
0
Other
64% (7)
27%(3)
9% (1)
All
70% (160)
8% (18)
22% (49)
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 -
8. Do you support the introduction of a cap on emissions from flights to and from Manchester Airport?
Party
Yes
No
Undecided
Conservative
33% (2)
17%(1)
50% (3)
Green
98% (87)
0
2% (2)
Labour
56% (35)
3%(2)
41% (26)
Lib Dem
81% (47)
2%(1)
17% (10)
Reform UK
0
0
0
Other
64% (7)
18%(2)
18% (2)
All
78% (178)
3% (6)
19% (43)
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 9 -
9. Will you support phasing out / continuing the ban on the use of pesticides and herbicides in your local authority area?
Party
Yes
No
Undecided
Conservative
67% (4)
0
33% (2)
Green
100% (89)
0
0
Labour
98% (62)
0
2% (1)
Lib Dem
98% (57)
0
2% (1)
Reform UK
0
0
0
Other
100% (11)
0
0
All
98% (223)
0%
2% (4)
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 10 -
10. Do you agree that in order to cut carbon emissions and improve recycling rates, Greater Manchester needs to phase out the use of waste incineration?
Party
Yes
No
Undecided
Conservative
50% (3)
17%(1)
33% (2)
Green
90% (80)
1%(1)
9% (8)
Labour
70% (44)
3%(2)
27% (17)
Lib Dem
83% (48)
0
17% (10)
Reform UK
0
0
0
Other
64% (7)
0
36% (4)
All
80% (182)
2% (4)
18% (41)
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 11 -
11. If elected, will you actively campaign to stop the Government's proposed changes to permitted development rights in the planning system?
Party
Yes
No
Undecided
Conservative
33% (2)
17%(1)
50% (3)
Green
93% (83)
0
7% (6)
Labour
94% (59)
0
6% (4)
Lib Dem
90% (52)
2%(1)
9% (5)
Reform UK
0
0
0
Other
100% (11)
0
0
All
91% (207)
1% (2)
8% (18)
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 12 -
12. Do you support your local council committing to help double woodland cover across Greater Manchester by 2045?
Party
Yes
No
Undecided
Conservative
83% (5)
17%(1)
0
Green
99% (88)
0
1% (1)
Labour
97% (61)
0
3% (2)
Lib Dem
97% (56)
0
3% (2)
Reform UK
0
0
0
Other
82% (9)
0
18% (2)
All
96% (219)
0% (1)
3% (7)
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).

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