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Election Survey 2023- Candidate Response

Name
Maria Turner
Party
Liberal Democrats
City/Borough
Manchester
Area
Clayton and Openshaw

Question 1
Climate Change
1. Will you sign the Climate Pledge: “I’ll make Climate a priority if elected”

Yes



Question 2
Workplace Parking Levy
2. If elected, will you support introducing a workplace parking levy for large and medium-sized businesses in Greater Manchester?

No

It is a decision for the combined Authorities of Greater Manchester or it will not work equally

Question 3
Divestment from Fossil Fuels
3. Will you sign the UK Divest Pledge: “If elected, I will do all I can to ensure the council pension fund ends investment in fossil fuels within the next five years and invests in a just transition to a zero-carbon economy.”?

Yes



Question 4
Carbon Literacy Training
4. Will you commit to taking Carbon Literacy training within one year of being elected?

Yes



Question 5
Warm Homes
5. If elected, will you support a landlord licensing scheme to deliver warmer, safer and healthier homes?

Yes



Question 6
Tree Cover
6. If elected, will you do all you can to ensure that your local authority puts in place plans to double tree cover in your area?

Yes



Question 7
Pavement Parking
7. If elected, will you support a ban on pavement parking in your council area?

Yes



Question 8
On-street Bike Storage
8. If elected, would you support your Council installing on-street bike storage in your area?

Yes



Question 9
Aviation
9. Do you support the introduction of a Departure Tax on flights from Manchester Airport to raise funds for climate action across Greater Manchester?

No

This should be UK agreed, otherwise Manchester Airport may loose Airlines using its Airport

Question 10
School Streets
10. Do you support increasing the number of school streets in your local council area?

Yes



Question 11
Zero-carbon New Buildings
11. Do you support the introduction of a zero-carbon standard for all new buildings in Greater Manchester?

Yes



Question 12
Clean Air Zone
12. Do you agree that a Clean Air Zone inside the ring road around Manchester City Centre with charges for the most polluting vehicles (including private cars) is a good idea for reducing air pollution?

Yes



Question 13
Advertising
13. If elected, will you support the introduction of an ‘ethical advertising policy’ on Council-controlled sites?

Yes



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