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Voting for the climate and nature in Swindon North

Find out about Swindon North 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 Swindon North?

  • Andy Bentley - Green Party

  • Flo Clucas - Liberal Democrats

  • Debbie Tara Hicks - Independent

  • Scott Victor Abbas Hunter - Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

  • Will Stone - Labour Party

  • Justin Tomlinson - Conservative and Unionist Party

  • Les Willis - 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 Justin Tomlinson (Conservative) had the opportunity to vote in favour of climate action on 30 occassions, he voted against climate action 26 times, in favour twice and didn't vote twice. Other candidates weren't assessed as they haven't previously been an MP.

Who has backed the Climate and Nature Bill?

Will Stone (Labour) and Andrew Bentley (Green Party) have pledged their support, all other Swindon North 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?

 

According to Electoral Calculus the two parties with the highest chance of winning this seat are Labour and Conservative.
Their relative positions may change somewhat before the election and the result relies on people actually voting when many may not.

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

Hustings in Swindon North

 

These are a good opportunity to raise Climate and Nature issues with the candidates.
Friends of the Earth has some model questions on this page.

Highworth, Sat 22 June 7pm - flyer  info

St. Michael's Church, A361, Highworth, Swindon SN6 7NA

Watch the video Here - first two questions are on climate change and environment.

Wiltshire Radio, Thu 27 June, 10am - listen here

Submit questions and issues here or contact them here.

 

Find out more about Swindon North candidates

Further information on the Who Can I Vote For website here.

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