Birmingham Friends of the Earth are launching our election surveys today, which we’re sending to all of Birmingham’s local and parliamentary candidates. The surveys include questions on a range of environmental issues.

We’re looking to show where candidates stand on a number of key green issues Birmingham and the UK. We’ll be contacting all candidates and publicising their responses on this website.

We’re hoping that constituents can use our findings to help make an informed choice about who to vote for at the upcoming local and parliamentary elections.

Birmingham Friends of the Earth is party politically neutral, meaning we don’t support any particular political party. However we do think it’s important that voters have the information to be able to make informed choice about who to vote for.

It’s often quite difficult to find out candidates’ views on important environmental issues. We hope that our election surveys can help voters take account of environmental issues when deciding how to vote.

With so many important national and local environmental issues to tackle, including increasing renewables, stopping fracking, improving the quality of green space, re-localising our economy, and making our waste system more sustainable, it’s never been so important to know where candidates stand on key environmental issues.

Survey questions for Parliamentary candidates can be found here and for Council candidates here. If you are a Birmingham candidate and have not received our survey please email

Candidates responses will be published on our election page