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Voting for the climate and nature in South Cotswolds

Find out about South Cotswolds 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 South Cotswolds?

  • Zoe Billingham - Labour Party

  • Martin Broomfield - Social Democratic Party

  • Bob Eastoe - Green Party

  • James Gray - Conservative and Unionist Party

  • Owen Humphrys - Independent

 
  • Desi Latimer - Reform UK

  • Roz Savage - Liberal Democrats

  • Sandy Steel - Independent

  • Chris Twells - The Liberal 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?

Analysis of parliamentary votes by Vote Climate found that James Gray (Conservative) had the opportunity to vote in favour of climate action on 30 occassions, he voted against climate action 21 times, in favour twice and didn't vote 7 times. Other candidates weren't assessed as they haven't previously been an MP.

Who has backed the Climate and Nature Bill?

Roz Savage (Lib Dem) and Bob Eastoe (Green Party) have pledged their support, all other South Cotswolds 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 South Cotswolds 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.

Hustings in South Cotswolds

 
 

This video from the Malmesbury hustings is a good opportunity to see the candidates who attended in action: all were invited but only these accepted:

Dr Roz Savage (Liberal Democrat), Zoe Billingham (Labour), Bob Eastoe (Green), Owen Humphrys (Independent)

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Roz Savage
Liberal Democrats

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

Yes, one of three areas highlighted on her Lib Dem web page is 'demanding action on sewage in rivers' and 'Protect our Rivers' is also one of three campaign pages. Her statement on the Who Can I Vote for website refers to rowing solo across three oceans to raise awareness of the environmental crisis, she goes on to say 'But the environment is not our only crisis. We need truly affordable housing, support for families struggling with everyday bills, and better access to GPs and dentists. We need investment in rural surgeries and local hospitals. We must stop dumping sewage into our rivers, and the over development of our countryside.'

Useful links showing their views on climate and nature issues

South Cotswolds Lib Dem page

Protect our Rivers campaign page

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James Gray
Conservative Party

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

List or statement of priorities going forward not found.

Useful links showing their views on climate and nature issues

James Gray welcomes solar statement' (against large scale solar such as Lime Down) news story on his website

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Zoe Billingham
Labour

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

Yes, she says 'We'll back farmers, protect the environment & develop secure green power' as one of five pledges on her campaign priorities webpage.

Useful links showing their views on climate and nature issues

Campaign priorities webpage

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Bob Eastoe
Green Party

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

Yes, his statement on the Who Can I Vote for website refers to ensuring 'meaningful progress on the Climate and Ecology Emergency is taken and that we build a fair and thriving future for us all'.

Useful links showing their views on climate and nature issues

Who Can I vote for website

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