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Voting for the climate and nature in Chippenham

Find out about Chippenham voting predictions and where general election candidates stand on climate and nature issues here. We aim to give factual and impartial information. You can also find events to meet your candidates here.

Who are the candidates in Chippenham?

  • Declan Baseley - Green Party

  • Ed Deedigan - Independent

  • Sarah Gibson - Liberal Democrats

  • Benjamin David Ginsburg - Reform UK

  • Nic Puntis - Conservative and Unionist Party

  • Ravi Venkatesh - Labour Party

Where do candidates stand on climate and nature issues?

Who has the greenest party policies?

Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace analysed the Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green party manifestos and current policies to see where they stand on climate, nature and the environment. The Green Party scored highest with 39 out of a maximum 40 points, followed by the Liberal Democrats (31.5) then Labour (20.5 points). The Conservatives had the lowest score with just 5 points.

How did candidates vote on climate issues in parliament?

Not applicable as none of the candidates have been an MP previously.

Who has backed the Climate and Nature Bill?

Sarah Gibson (Lib Dem) and Declan Baseley (Green Party) have pledged their support, all other Chippenham candidates have not declared their support so far.

This bill is one way candidates can show their support for climate and nature issues. The bill proposes new UK legislation addressing the full extent of the climate and nature crisis based on the most up-to-date science. 25% of candidates have already backed the bill in the UK.

Find out more and ask other candidates to sign here

Who has a realistic chance of winning?

 
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According to Electoral Calculus the two parties with the highest chance of winning this seat are Liberal Democrat and Conservative - estimated votes are shown in the chart (last updated 25-June). There is large uncertainty illustrated by the grey bars, and the result relies on people actually voting when many may not.

We show this chart because it is important information to consider under our current First Past The Post voting system.

Find out more about Chippenham candidates

We've delved a bit deeper and shared some links below to show where the Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green Party candidates stand on climate and nature issues.


Due to limited resources only parties with MPs in the last parliament are shown,
consistent with Electoral Commission guidelines for non-selective hustings. Others are listed above.

WCA is non-party-political. We just show information we found - do not rely on this but do your own research.
A good plce to start is whocanivotefor.co.uk , where candidates can also upload their environmental credentials.

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Declan Baseley
Green Party

Does this candidate include climate and nature issues in their priorities online?

Yes, a post from them on X refers to 'fighting for progressive change & a fairer, more sustainable future for everyone'.

Useful links showing their views on climate and nature issues

Declan Baseley on X

 
 
 
Sarah Gibson
Liberal Democrats

Does this candidate include climate and nature issues in their list of priorities online?

Yes, climate and nature issues are included on their web page, and the environment is one of seven key areas they say they would focus on. They say 'As a fully signed up member of the Green Lib Dems I promise to join the Lib Dem fight to reach Carbon Zero by 2045, decarbonise 80% of the grid by 2030 and tackle the appalling way our water companies are regulated.' 

Useful links showing their views on climate and nature issues

Page on the Chippenham Lib Dems website covering their priorities

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Nic Puntis
Conservative Party

Does this candidate include climate and nature issues in their priorities online?

Yes, environment is included as one of seven areas on their 'my plan' web page.

Useful links showing their views on climate and nature issues

Environment page on their website

News story on their website about flooding

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Ravi Venkatesh
Labour

Does this candidate include climate and nature issues in their priorities online?

No, we could not find reference to climate and nature issues on their website

Useful links showing their views on climate and nature issues

No relevant links found.

 
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