Government and Politics
Elected representatives make decisions that affect the issues we campaign on. Informing and influencing national and local politicans and political candidates is an important part of our activities. We’ve produced guides to working with local elected representatives (the local authorities in Greater Manchester) and to working with members of partliament (national Government).
Our surveys of election candidates are an opportunity for us to remind candidates about important environmental and social issues and to help voters decide who to support. We contact candidates by email and Twitter and invite them to fill out our survey online. We display the results as they come in, summarising them by party and Greater Manchester borough.
In April 2022, we surveyed the 1017 standing in the Greater Manchester local elections and received 229 responses.
In April 2021, we surveyed the 1022 standing in the Greater Manchester local elections and received 227 responses.
How to get involved
Local elections – May 2022
We are looking for volunteers around Greater Manchester to help us find contact details for local election candidates and ask them to complete this year’s Green Survey. If you are interested in finding out more please email office[at]manchesterfoe.org.uk
As a group we often write to and talk to our MPs about environmental issues we are concerned about. With almost 30 MPs in Greater Manchester we are keen to cover as many constituency areas as possible. Can you help out? We are particularly keen to hear from people who live in Bolton West, Bury North, Cheadle, Heywood/ Middleton and Leigh, and Altrincham/ Sale West. But all welcome!
About every 1-2 months we would ask you to email your MP regarding a particular campaign ask. We would provide the letter template and background information. If you were really keen and had time we might also ask you to arrange to meet with your MP. Again we could provide training and support with this if you would like it.
If you would like to know more or add your name to the list, please get in touch. office[at]manchesterfoe.org.uk