General Election: Ask the climate question!

With the General Election around three weeks away, parties have been releasing their manifestos this week.

Carbon Brief has produced a useful quick-reference summary of the parties’ manifestos with analysis, focusing on energy, climate change and related themes (further analysis: The Independent, The Ecologist and Friends of the Earth).

In the next few weeks candidates in Colne Valley, Dewsbury, Huddersfield and Spen Valley will be appearing at hustings to make their pitch to local voters.

Would you like to ask a question on climate or environment in your constituency’s hustings?

If you’re looking for inspiration we’ve complied a set of questions that you may be interested in asking (General Election 2017 Hustings questions). These questions include links and references so you can read around the topics if you wish. If you decide to ask a question, we’d be interested to hear from you – and to hear of the candidates’ responses.

As well as this, we’ll be asking candidates five questions directly (General Election 2017 Direct questions for candidates). We’ll share candidates’ responses to these questions on this webpage (see below).

Of course, many individuals and organisations will have other, equally important questions to ask. Some of these are included on the websites of the Campaign against Climate Change, Friends of the Earth (including FoE’s manifesto asks) and Global Justice Now.

General Election 2017 Direct questions for candidates

Responses received from candidates for the Batley & Spen constituency

Responses received from candidates for the Colne Valley constituency

Responses received from candidates for the Dewsbury constituency

Responses received from candidates for the Huddersfield constituency

 

 

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