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Voting for the climate and nature in Swindon South

Find out about Swindon South 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 South?

  • Heidi Alexander - Labour Party

  • Robert Buckland - Conservative and Unionist Party

  • Martin Costello - Independent

 
  • Rod Hebden - Green Party

  • Catherine Kosidowski - Reform UK

  • Matt McCabe - Liberal Democrats

 

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 Robert Buckland (Conservative) had the opportunity to vote in favour of climate action on 30 occassions, he voted against climate action 24 times, in favour twice and didn't vote 4 times. Other candidates weren't assessed as they haven't previously been an MP.

Who has backed the Climate and Nature Bill?

Rob Hebden (Green Party) and Matt McCabe (Lib Dem) have registered their support, all other Swindon South 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.

Find out more about Swindon South candidates

Find further information on the Who Can I Vote For website here.

Hustings in Swindon South

 
 

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.

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