General Election 2019 – The Climate Election

I am not standing this time, and I no longer am affiliated with a party.  So which candidate will take action on the Climate Crisis?

The candidates for the General Election on Thursday 12 December 2019 in the Wellingborough constituency are:

Extinction Rebellion Wellingborough will be asking all four candidates to commit to their three demands:

1) Tell the truth
The government must tell the truth about the scale of the ecological crisis by declaring a climate emergency, “working with other groups and institutions to communicate the urgent need for change”.

2) Net zero emissions by 2025
The UK must drastically cut its greenhouse gas emissions, hitting net zero by 2025.

3) Citizens’ assembly
The government must create a citizens’ assembly to hear evidence and devise policy to tackle the climate crisis. Citizens’ assemblies bring together ordinary people to investigate, discuss and make recommendations on how to respond, in this case, to the ecological emergency.

Hundreds take to the streets of Northampton at September’s Climate Strike March

Each of the four candidates have also been asked for a brief environmental statement. These can be viewed on their profile pages by clicking their names above.

Wellingborough Eco Group has also been asked for their questions to ask the candidates. These will appear on this page when available.

For more information about this election and voting see Wellingborough Borough Council’s Election Page

 

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