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Election Survey 2023 – Summary by Question







	
	

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



Candidate
Party
Answer
Response
April Preston
Liberal Democrats (Manchester)
"Would be absolutely honoured to. "

Yes
Amna Abdullatif
Labour (Manchester)
"I did this in my first year of being elected, and eager to build my understanding further"

Yes
Sam Al-Hamdani
Liberal Democrats (Oldham)
Yes
Ahmed Ali
Labour (Manchester)
"I have done CO2 literacy 3 times since 2012 "

Yes
Azra Ali
Labour (Manchester)
"I have already completed the training and am carbon literate, this is mandatory for elected Members "

Yes
Luke Allan
Liberal Democrats (Manchester)
Yes
Kathleen Allen
Green (Salford)
"Let’s see MPs taking this training as well."

Yes
Dane Anderton
Labour (Wigan)
Yes
Stuart Ardern
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
"Whilst I regard myself as fairly carbon-literate, this has been achieved by self-education without any focus on the role of local government. If elected, I look forward to participating in the Stockport-specific carbon literacy training that has already been put in place by the Stockport LibDem administration."

Yes
Renate Aspden
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Jake Austin
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
"Our administration has made it mandatory for all councillors to take part in carbon literacy training, with a programme built around carbon literacy specifically focussed on our borough, and I am happy to take part in this training. IF I am elected, I will also become a new member of the council, and so climate training will be included as an additional part of my induction. "

Yes
Jill Axford
Labour (Trafford)
"I've already completed this."

Yes
Elizabeth Bain
Liberal Democrats (Manchester)
Yes
Rayne Barrett
Green (Stockport)
"I hope it will tell me things I don’t already know."

Yes
Seb Bate
Liberal Democrats (Manchester)
Yes
Diana Battersby
Green (Salford)
Yes
Grace Baynham
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
"I have already done some training but I would like to do more. The Lib Dem administration have organised for all councillors to be offered this training in the up coming municipal year."

Yes
Leslie Bell
Labour (Manchester)
"Already complete Carbon Literancy training."

Yes
Mathew Benham
Labour (Manchester)
"I have already completed the training."

Yes
Kobe Bibbon
Liberal Democrats (Manchester)
Yes
Louise Bird
Liberal Democrats (Trafford)
"I have already taken up some training and plan further training regardless of being elected."

Yes
Peter Black
Labour (Stockport)
Yes
Paul Blinkhorn
Labour (Wigan)
Yes
Steve Bowater
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Margaret Boysen
Liberal Democrats (Trafford)
"I have a botany Nd zoology degree followed later by an ecology degree."

Yes
Phil Brickell
Labour (Manchester)
Yes
Garry Bridges
Labour (Manchester)
"I have completed this training and supported the roll out to others in the city. I will keep up to date with any future training. "

Yes
John Bright
Green (Stockport)
"I would take the carbon literacy training even though I have a PhD in Environmental Science and produce a weekly blog for Climate Action Marple on the climate crisis."

Yes
Gareth Brown
Conservative (Manchester)
Yes
June Buchan
Green (Manchester)
Yes
Grace Buczkowska
Green (Manchester)
Yes
Jacob Buffett
Green (Manchester)
"I am willing to take part in any training that would make me a better councillor. "

Yes
Fiona Bullock
Green (Stockport)
Yes
Jon Byrne
Labour (Stockport)
Yes
Michael Byron
Green (Trafford)
Undecided
Claire Byron
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Emma Cammell
Labour (Salford)
Yes
Brian Candeland
Green (Manchester)
Yes
Rodrigo Capucho Paulo
Green (Trafford)
"I am greenhouse gas pollution literate. Would you commit to a law against pollution?"

Undecided
Christine Carrigan
Labour (Stockport)
Yes
Rick Carter
Independent (Wigan)
No
Noelle Caruso-Kelly
Labour (Stockport)
Yes
Asa Caton
Edgeley Community Association (Stockport)
Yes
Josh Charters
Labour (Oldham)
Yes
Kevin Chatterton
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Adnan Chaudhry
Labour (Bury)
Yes
Geraldine Coggins
Green (Trafford)
"I've already done this. I've also been pushing for councillors and officers to receive this for several years. Unfortunately numbers trained in Trafford remain low, although they are growing."

No
Danny Cooke
Independent (Wigan)
Yes
Bryn Coombe
Liberal Democrats (Manchester)
Yes
Mike Cordingley
Labour (Trafford)
"Always happy to learn more"

Yes
Robbie Cowbury
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
"Stockport LibDem's have already put in place for next year for all councillors at Stockport as part of their induction. I would be enthusiastic to go beyond that and extend the training to the full 7 hours in order to ensure i have as full an understanding of this issue as possible.. "

Yes
Gaynor Cox
Labour (Bolton)
Yes
Liz Crix
Green (Stockport)
Yes
Alex Crompton
Green (Stockport)
Yes
Majid Dar
Labour (Manchester)
Yes
Will Dawson
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
Yes
Mark Devereux
Green (Bolton)
"An essential "

Yes
Jade Doswell
Labour (Manchester)
"I have already completed this training "

Yes
Alexander Drury
Green (Stockport)
Yes
Sam Dugdale
Green (Stockport)
Yes
Benjamin Dundas
Green (Manchester)
Yes
Sam Easterby-Smith
Green (Manchester)
Yes
Jess Eastoe
Labour (Wigan)
"I need to have a chat with the council, if elected, because they will know who provides the best training "

Undecided
Bernard Ekbery
Green (Manchester)
Yes
Michael Elston
Independent (Manchester)
Yes
Shaun Ennis
Liberal Democrats (Trafford)
Yes
Ummrana Farooq
Labour (Bury)
Yes
Sean Fielding
Labour (Bolton)
Yes
James Fish
Independent Network (Wigan)
Yes
Rachael Flaszczak
Independent Network (Wigan)
Yes
Richard Fletcher
Labour (Manchester)
Yes
Linda Freeman
Green (Tameside)
Yes
James Frizzell
Green (Stockport)
Yes
Anna Fryer
Liberal Democrats (Trafford)
Yes
Amanda Gardner
Green (Manchester)
Yes
Hazel Gibb
Independent (Trafford)
Yes
John Gillatt
Labour (Bolton)
Yes
Kate Gilmartin
Green (Trafford)
"I have already done it"

No
Hazel Gloster
Liberal Democrats (Oldham)
Yes
Chris Gloster
Liberal Democrats (Oldham)
Yes
Luke Greenhalgh
Leigh & Atherton independents (Wigan)
Yes
Shelley Guest
Labour (Wigan)
Yes
VICTOR HAGAN
INDEPENDENT REFORM BURY (Bury)
Undecided
Thomas Hague
Labour (Trafford)
Yes
Louie Hamblett
Liberal Democrats (Oldham)
Yes
Philip Handscomb
Green (Stockport)
Yes
Joanne Harding
Labour (Trafford)
"I have already completed this training but would always be up for refreshers and updates."

Yes
Richard Hardisty
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
"This is something the Stockport LibDem administration have already put in place for next year for all councillors at Stockport. "

Yes
Dominic Hardwick
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
"Yes, and the Stockport Liberal Democrats have put this in place already as something for all councillors in the borough. Stockport councillors will get this as part of their induction, and will get climate change training as part of planning training too - all thanks to policies introduced by the Stockport Lib Dems."

Yes
Chris Hargreaves
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Jayson Allan Hargreaves
Leigh West Independent (Wigan)
No
Garth Harkness
Liberal Democrats (Oldham)
Yes
Julia Harrison
Green (Trafford)
"I have done this training"

Yes
Alison Hawdale
Green (Manchester)
"I have already taken and passed the same carbon literacy training course undertaken by councillors in Manchester"

Yes
Roger Hayes
Liberal Democrats (Bolton)
Yes
Glyn Heath
Green (Bury)
"Certainly such trainj g will make more people informed and help those who think they are already informed "

Yes
David Henry
Green (Salford)
Undecided
Amanda Hickling
Green (Tameside)
Yes
Mike Hill
Labour (Stockport)
"I would be happy to attend. "

Yes
Julie Hilling
Labour (Wigan)
Yes
Deborah Hind
Green (Stockport)
Yes
Sally Hirst
Labour (Trafford)
"I have already done carbon literacy training and will happily do it again as i found it so eye opening and interesting "

Yes
Emma Hirst
Labour (Trafford)
"There is so much confusing literature, I'm all for training."

Yes
Jeremy Hoad
Independent (Manchester)
"I think this is already included in training for councillors and I already have a good understanding of these issues. I am always happy to do more training to ensure my knowledge is up to date."

Yes
Paul Hodges
Green (Manchester)
"I would be keen to increase my carbon literacy"

Yes
Jamie Hodgkinson
Independent Network (Wigan)
Yes
Mark Hollinrake
Green (Rochdale)
Yes
Keith Holloway
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
"This is something the Stockport LibDem administration have already put in place for next year for all councillors at Stockport. Over the last year we have developed a Stockport specific training that all members will get as part of induction training, this can be upgraded to the full carbon literacy which requires 7 hours in total. We have also added a climate change section to the mandatory planning training so all councillors will have climate change highlighted as an issue in their inductions."

Yes
Karen Hon
Labour (Bolton)
"I am also Science teacher and would be interested in this regardless or being elected. "

Yes
Nick Hubble
Green (Bury)
Yes
Lee Huntbach
Green (Tameside)
"Any training that would further my understanding of Carbon Literacy would be very welcome. "

Yes
Mark Hunter
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
"This is something the Stockport LibDem administration have already put in place for next year for all councillors at Stockport. Over the last year we have developed a Stockport specific training that all members will get as part of induction training, this can be upgraded to the full carbon literacy which requires 7 hours in total. We have also added a climate change section to the mandatory planning training so all councillors will have climate change highlighted as an issue in their inductions"

Yes
Khalid Hussain
Conservative (Bury)
"All elected members must be carbon literate and must undertake training as part of their public duties. "

Yes
Lauren Hutchinson
Green (Bury)
"I see no reason why taking the time to improve my Carbon Literacy would have a negative impact, I can only see this having a positive impact. By learning more about climate change, I can support those in my local area to learn more too so that we can work together on reducing climate emissions."

Yes
DAVID JARMAN
Labour (Trafford)
Yes
Mike Jarvis
Labour (Bolton)
Yes
Dan Jerrome
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Alan Johnson
Green (Bolton)
Yes
David Jones
Green (Salford)
Yes
David Jones
Independent (Rochdale)
"I feel constituents would like their elected representatives to focus on other priorities "

No
Jilly Julian
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
"Not only will I commit to undertaking the training, I'm delighted to have supported the development of Stockport-specific training that will form part of the member induction from May '23. This induction training can be built upon to the full carbon literacy accreditation. We've also added climate change to the planning training, which is mandatory for all members, so there's no avoiding it."

Yes
Mark Kenyon
Liberal Democrats (Oldham)
Yes
Richard Kilpatrick
Liberal Democrats (Manchester)
Yes
Philip Kochitty
Green (Bolton)
Yes
David Lancaster
Labour (Salford)
"Previously done this training."

Yes
Gary Lawson
Green (Stockport)
"I successfully argued for carbon literacy training to be part of the induction course for new councillors. A course has been devised and, along with a few other councillors, I have tested this course before it is launched."

Yes
Deb Leftwich
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Stephen Leicester
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Jane Leicester
Green (Trafford)
"I have already been Carbon literacy accredited "

Yes
Simon Lepori
Liberal Democrats (Trafford)
Yes
Steve Little
Labour (Trafford)
"Carbon Literacy is a precondition for approaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals. These are the internationally agreed framework for the transition to a just and sustainable society and economy. They underpin policy discussion across the political spectrum in Europe and beyond yet are rarely referenced in the UK."

Yes
Joe Lynch
Liberal Democrats (Manchester)
Yes
Alicia Marland
Liberal Democrats (Oldham)
"I will be interested to complete this training."

Yes
Jonathan Martin
Liberal Democrats (Manchester)
Yes
Alice Mason-Power
Green (Tameside)
Yes
Vicky Matthews
Green (Manchester)
"I have undertaken some short Carbon Literacy training at work, and would be happy to do a day session"

Yes
Su Matthews
Labour (Salford)
"Absolutely, it should be mandatory in the same way as health and safety and safeguarding training is. "

Yes
Anthony McCaul
Labour (Manchester)
Yes
James McGlashan
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Lee McStein
Labour (Wigan)
Yes
David Meller
Labour (Stockport)
Yes
Helena Mellish
Green (Stockport)
Yes
Mario Miniaci
Liberal Democrats (Trafford)
Yes
Meenakshi Minnis
Liberal Democrats (Trafford)
Yes
James Morley
Leigh and Atherton Independents (Wigan)
Yes
Charlotte Morris
Labour (Bury)
Yes
George Morris
Green (Manchester)
Yes
Kevin Morris
Labour (Bolton)
"This important training should be mandatory for all elected councillors "

Yes
Tom Morrison
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
Yes
Emily Mort
Labour (Bolton)
"I will commit to ensuring I also do all that I can to ensure Bolton Council includes this training in inductions for all newly Elected Members and Staff."

Yes
Dave Murphy
Liberal Democrats (Oldham)
Yes
Andrew Nadin
Green (Salford)
Yes
Chris Northwood
Liberal Democrats (Manchester)
Yes
Maureen O'Bern
Independent (Wigan)
No
Killian O'Brien
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Liz O'Neill
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Chris Ogden
Green (Manchester)
Yes
Wendy Olsen
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Stuart Oxbrow
Green (Salford)
Yes
Michael Padfield
Green (Stockport)
Yes
Jihyun Park
Conservative (Bury)
Yes
Liz Patel
Labour (Trafford)
"A case of Covid meant I was unable to attend a planned training course this year."

Yes
Adrian Pearce
Labour (Tameside)
Yes
John Pearson
Stockport Fights Austerity - No to Cuts (Stockport)
Yes
Chris Perriam
Green (Manchester)
Yes
Dennis Pirdzuns
Green (Manchester)
"I think it is a great offer for anyone involved in decision-making and important that as many as possible make use of this offer. I will certainly do my part."

Yes
Diane Plunkett
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Laura Potter
Green (Manchester)
Yes
Michael Powell
Liberal Democrats (Oldham)
Yes
Brian Preece
Labour (Stockport)
Yes
Shirley Procter
Labour (Trafford)
"I'd like to do this training now, and am very interested in the trainer section, so I could roll the training out to other Councillors."

Yes
Robert Raikes
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Chitra Ramachandran
Green (Stockport)
Yes
Sheila Ramsdale
Labour (Wigan)
Yes
Dave Rawson
Labour (Manchester)
"I have already completed this."

Yes
Shaughan Rick
Green (Stockport)
"I am already accredited as Carbon Literate"

Yes
Rod Riesco
Green (Bolton)
Yes
Iain Roberts
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
"Have already done this, and will be pleased to do it again to refresh and update my knowledge."

Yes
Mark Anthony Roberts
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
"This is something the Stockport LibDem administration have already put in place for next year for all councillors at Stockport. Over the last year of administration we have developed a Stockport specific training that all members will get as part of induction training, this can be upgraded to the full carbon literacy with the required modules. We have also added a climate change section added to the mandatory planning training so all councillors will have climate change highlighted as an issue in their inductions and an opportunity to further their knowledge base."

Yes
Luke Robinson
Green (Tameside)
Yes
Scott Robinson
Green (Manchester)
"Absolutely "

Yes
Joe Ryan
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Ulrich Savary
Labour (Trafford)
Yes
Christopher Seed
Green (Salford)
"Absolutely. The entire population would benefit from this sort of training."

Yes
Will Sharp
Labour (Stockport)
Yes
Pauline Sheaff
Labour (Stockport)
Yes
Basat Sheikh
Labour (Manchester)
Yes
Cllr. Richard Silvester
Labour (Bolton)
Yes
Martin Skelton
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Jane Slater
Labour (Trafford)
"We do this yearly as an authority "

Yes
Lisa Smart
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
"This is already in place for Stockport Councillors."

Yes
Quinton Smith
Leigh and Atherton Independents (Wigan)
No
Adam Smithson
Green (Salford)
Yes
John Southworth
Labour (Bury)
Yes
Hannah Spencer
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Tom Stewart
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Angeliki Stogia
Labour (Manchester)
"Meaning to say I am already certified carbon literate"

Yes
Gordon Stone
Liberal Democrats (Bolton)
"I am only standing as a paper candidate and do not expect to be elected - would be yes but I will not be elected."

No
Owain Sutton
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Steve Sutton
Labour (Bolton)
Yes
Paul Swansborough
Reform UK (Trafford)
Yes
Lisa Swarbrick
Green (Salford)
Yes
Howard Sykes
Liberal Democrats (Oldham)
"I completed my carbon literacy training more than 18 months ago."

Yes
Sophie Taylor
Labour (Trafford)
Yes
Cristina Tegolo
Liberal Democrats (Bury)
Yes
Steven Tennant
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Linda Thomas
Labour (Bolton)
Yes
Lynne Thompson
Liberal Democrats (Oldham)
Yes
Andrew Threlfall
Green (Stockport)
Yes
Ludo Tolhurst-Cleaver
Liberal Democrats (Trafford)
Yes
Steve Torley
Green (Stockport)
Yes
Charles Turner
Liberal Democrats (Manchester)
Yes
Maria Turner
Liberal Democrats (Manchester)
Yes
David Turner
Green (Trafford)
"Councils and government can only do so much in combating the rise in global temperature so every citizen must also contribute and possibly make sacrifices. Therefore even though the subject is on the media virtually every day some individuals still think it is nothing to do with them and via education they can be disabused of this notion!"

Yes
Lucy Turner
Conservative (Tameside)
"In order to win hearts and minds, education is key. I do, however, feel that such education has to be completely unbiased, fact based and easy to understand so that every resident, child in the classroom or adults facing Climate learning for the first time can come away feeling that to do their bit will not detract from their way of life and that in fact their quality of life will be enhanced by Climate training."

Yes
Scott Turner-Preece
Liberal Democrats (Bolton)
Yes
Richard Tyldesley
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Dick Venes
Green (Manchester)
"As a Green Party candidate., I would like to think that I'm not qualified to stand for the party if I need carbon literacy training. Carbon literacy training of most Councillors and senior officers on Manchester Council has yet to show any significant results yet, in my opinion. "

Yes
Claire Vibert
Labour (Stockport)
Yes
Debra Wailes
Labour (Wigan)
Yes
Ashley Walker
Stockport Fights Austerity No to Cuts (Stockport)
Yes
Karl Wardlaw
Labour (Stockport)
Yes
Samantha Watkin
Labour (Bolton)
Yes
Dominic Wells
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
"This is something the Stockport Liberal Democrat administration have already put in place for next year for all councillors at Stockport. Over the last year we have developed a Stockport specific training that all members will get as part of induction training, this can be upgraded to the full carbon literacy which requires 7 hours in total. We have also added a climate change section to the mandatory planning training so all councillors will have climate change highlighted as an issue in their inductions."

Yes
Jake Welsh
Green (Manchester)
Yes
Michael Welton
Green (Trafford)
"I've already undertaken formal carbon literacy training, and proudly have the certificate to prove it. However, I regularly attend further training events and seminars to improve my knowledge of the challenges we face and potential solutions."

No
Pete West
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
"This has already been put in place by the Stockport Lib Dem administration for all councillors in the next term."

Yes
Margaret Westbrook
Green (Trafford)
"Definitely need this - as do other key workers in the authority"

Yes
Luciya Whyte
Green (Trafford)
Yes
Anastasia Wiest
Green (Manchester)
"I used to be a carbon literacy trainer myself so I am well acquainted with the topic, but I might still attend the training out of interest."

Undecided
Jo Williams
Labour (Stockport)
Yes
James Wilson
Labour (Manchester)
"I have already completed this"

Yes
David Wilson
Labour (Stockport)
Yes
Rachel Wise
Labour (Stockport)
Yes
Annette Wright
Labour (Manchester)
"I have done this training and would recommend it to everyone. I am pleased that after this issue was covered by my motion to declare a Climate Emergency, this training has now become compulsory for all elected members. "

Yes
Paul Wright
Labour (Stockport)
"I would love to and some views may well change ."

Yes
Niall Wright
Green (Manchester)
Yes
Stephanie Wyatt
Green (Stockport)
"Already completed in 2019"

Yes
Alex Wynne
Liberal Democrats (Stockport)
"This is already planned for all councillors in Stockport."

Yes
Matt Wynne
Edgeley Community Association (Stockport)
Yes
aagash vadera
Green (Trafford)
Yes

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