Tatton Climate Change Hustings goes viral

Husting Full Hall

Local environmental charity, Transition Wilmslow, organised a Climate and Nature Recovery hustings for Tatton's parliamentary candidates in Wilmslow on Saturday, 8th June.

Constituents from across the constituency came to hear Nigel Hennerley (Green), Ryan Jude (Labour), Esther McVey (Conservative) and Jonathan Smith (Liberal Democrat) be challenged on their proposals for mitigating and adapting to climate change and promoting nature recovery.

There was standing room only in the hall as candidates addressed the questions which had been submitted in advance to represent a broad range of environmental issues. In addition, the Hustings was live streamed on facebook and has garnered a great deal of interest online and in the national press; at last count there had been over 2 million views of clips from the event across social

Lisa Johnson, Trustee of Transition Wilmlsow, said: "It was wonderful to hear such interesting, important and informed questions from our audience, and to see so many young people including school students so engaged in environmental issues."

Professor David Hulme, who chaired the event, said: "We are grateful to all of the candidates for coming along and for responding to our questions; we really appreciate their time and commitment in taking part in our Hustings event."



Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Vince Chadwick
Tuesday 11th June 2024 at 6:38 pm
I cannot understand how a Green Party candidate can be against HS2. It's a clean electric railway that if built as proposed (i.e. not the Acton to Aston shuttle the Conservatives have emasculated it to) would reduce the carriage of goods by HGVs by freeing up rail capacity on the classic network for rail freight, and reduce the number of internal passenger flights.

The alternative to HS2 is more motorways with their massive land-take, noise, and pollution, and more internal flights. How can the Greens be in support of that?
Andy Brown
Wednesday 19th June 2024 at 7:17 am
Vince - therein lies the reason why the Greens are polling zero seats.

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