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Voting for the climate and nature in East Wiltshire

Find out about East Wiltshire 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 East Wiltshire?

  • Peter Force-Jones - True & Fair Party

  • Emily Herbert - Green Party

  • David James Kinnaird - Liberal Democrats

  • Danny Kruger - Conservative and Unionist Party

  • Rob Newman - Labour Party

  • Stephen Talbot - Reform UK

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?

Analysis of parliamentary votes by Vote Climate found that Danny Kruger (Conservative) had the opportunity to vote in favour of climate action on 10 occassions, they voted against climate action 10 times, in favour 0 times, and didn't vote 0 times. Other candidates weren't assessed as they haven't previously been an MP.

Who has backed the Climate and Nature Bill?

Peter Force-Jones (True and Fair Party), Emily Herbert (Green Party), David Kinnaird (Liberal Democracts) and Rob Newman (Labour) have pledged their support, other East Wiltshire candidates have not declared their support so far. (updated 2nd July)

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 Labour and Conservative - estimated votes are shown in the chart (last updated 28-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 East Wiltshire 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. More information including on climate change issues on all candidates is also shown on Penny Post here.

 

Due to limited resources only parties with MPs in the last parliament are shown below,
consistent with Electoral Commission guidelines for non-selective hustings.
WCA is non-party-political. We just show information we found - but suggest you do your own research as well.

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Emily Herbert
Green Party

Does this candidate include climate and nature issues in their priorities on their website or social media?

Yes, on their page on the Green Party website they refer to 'voting green for people and planet' and making it 'easier for people to live and work comfortably and sustainably in Wiltshire'.

Useful links showing their views on climate and nature issues

Green Party webpage about them 

 

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David Kinnaird
Liberal Democrats

Does this candidate include climate and nature issues in their priorities on their website or social media?

Yes, they refer to the need for 'no sewage in our chalk streams' and 'faster and determined action on climate change' on their web page.

Useful links showing their views on climate and nature issues

Lib Dem webpage about them 

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Danny Kruger
Conservative

Are climate and nature issues shown in their priorities on their website or social media?

Yes, they have pages on their website covering seven issues, of these two are mainly concerning climate and nature issues (one page on farming and one on rivers).

Useful links showing their views on climate and nature issues

Farming web page

Rivers web page

Intervention in debate on large scale solar farms

An update on nutrient neutrality 

 

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Rob Newman
Labour

Does this candidate include climate and nature issues in their priorities on their website or social media?

Yes, one of their six priorities mentioned on their website is to 'protect and restore our environment'.

Useful links showing their views on climate and nature issues

Webpage showing priorities including the environment 

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