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


Question Yes/No Additional Comments
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.