ACAN, Headley CAN and Cycle Alton have worked together to provide information to help voters compare candidates’ policies and priorities on environmental action. 

We are far from alone in believing that the environmental crisis is the most important issue of our time.  The general election on 4th July is critically important: we need a government and MPs who support urgent, real, practical action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help nature recover. Please use your vote to support candidates whom you consider are taking the environmental crisis seriously.   

ACAN, Headley CAN and Cycle Alton are grateful to all the candidates who have found the time to respond to our questions at short notice.  

Download the files below to read the Parliamentary Candidates’ responses to our questions. The Candidates in East Hampshire and Farnham and Bordon constituencies were asked the same questions by ACAN and Headley CAN. Cycle Alton asked for commitments from East Hampshire Candidates.

The Farnham and Bordon responses were updated on 27 June with a response from the Liberal Democrat candidate.

ACAN’s and Headley CAN’s questions to candidates were:

  1. Describe any actions you have taken in the last 5 years which demonstrate leadership on climate and/or environmental issues.
  2. The UK declared an environment and climate change emergency in 2019.  How well do you think successive UK governments have handled that emergency since then?
  3. In 2023 the Climate Change Committee (CCC) gave the government a series of recommendations which they summarised in 9 key messages – which of these messages would you get behind in your first year in office, if elected?
  4. What actions to tackle the UK’s biodiversity crisis would you prioritise in your first year in office?
  5. Will you support the Climate and Nature Bill? Yes/No

Cycle Alton asked candidates if they would support:

1. The delivery of long-term investment in cycling, walking and wheeling, by increasing the investment to at least 10% of the transport budget within the next parliament. 

2. The provision of an integrated transport strategy
3. The delivery of truly sustainable new homes and developments by improving the planning system
4. Speed reduction measures in towns and on rural roads to make our streets safer for all road users

5. Support the commissioning of a review of our road traffic laws within the first 12 months of the new parliament 
6. Support responsible access to open land for everyone.

Election hustings on the environment

To learn more and question parliamentary candidates directly, attend one of the special election hustings on environmental issues taking place on:

East Hampshire: Monday 24 June, 7 – 9 pm, Rose Room, Festival Hall, Heath Road, Petersfield, GU31 4EA organised by PeCAN (Petersfield Climate Action Network). Please register for tickets:

Farnham and Bordon: Tuesday 25 June, 7.30 pm, Liphook Millennium Centre, GU30 7LD, organised by a coalition of local environmental organisations.  Please register for tickets:

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