If you would like to get in touch with candidates in your ward, we have created a handy Template for you to use. You can even make changes and/or additional comments to reflect what is important to you.
|Candidate Name: Ben Auton – Green Party|
|Do you support an ambitious recycling plan for council collected waste that will allow the incinerator to close by 2034?||Yes||tyseley incinerator is getting older, dirtier and more expensive each year while demand the same volume of waste materials we could put back into the economy. i would like to see its use phased out sooner than 2034|
|Do you support making sure climate change is at the heart of council decisions and spending, prioritising the implementation of the Route to Zero plan?||Yes||i campaign for housing, particularly social housing to be better insulated and have renewable energy installed. this current cost of living crisis is partly due to unnecessary costs from fossil fuels.|
|Would you be willing to take a carbon literacy course to supplement your understanding of urgent measures the council could take to reduce CO2 emissions?||Yes|
|Do you support the implementation of the Birmingham Transport Plan that prioritises reliable and well coordinated public transport and increased facilities for active travel?||Yes||public transport is key to reducing car use and the amount of space the city has to give over to cars both parked and driving.|
|Will you support the council to be more ambitious in improving energy efficiency in council buildings and houses by having larger scale projects instead of smaller trials?||Yes||people have died this winter because they couldnt heat their home. large scale action is needed today|
|Do you commit to engagement with your constituents by holding regular and frequent public ward meetings?||Yes||i firmly believe democracy is where local communities decide how best to do things. i pledge to hold ward meetings at least once per month and give local people a chance to vote on issues that affect them.|