Election manifesto 2019

Our manifesto for a #WilderFuture

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This general election, ask for a #WilderFuture

Our natural world is in deep trouble. We’re facing a climate and ecological emergency. Wildlife is in serious decline, in ever more isolated pockets, and the UK has become one of the most nature-depleted nations in the world.

But momentum for change is growing rapidly. Public concern for the environment is higher than ever and thousands of people have been calling on government to stand up for nature and tackle the climate crisis head on.

The general election is a golden opportunity to build on this momentum, but we need your help. We must all urge parties and their candidates to act now to turn things around
Water Vole Credit Terry Whittaker 2020VISION

Credit Terry Whittaker 2020VISION

Use your voice!

Nature urgently needs our help to recover. As the country heads to the polls for a General Election on December 12th, it’s crucial that candidates from all political parties hear about how important the environment is to people across Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull. We also want all candidates to understand our vision for wildlife so they can take the right steps to help ensure nature’s recovery, should they be elected into office. Tell them that they need to step up for nature!

Our manifesto for a #WilderFuture

This general election, we’re calling on every political party to pledge to deliver a #WilderFuture.

We know nature can bounce back in amazing ways. With the right laws in place, we can give nature the chance to recover and we can take big steps forward in the fight against climate change.

We want to see:

  • ambitious new laws for nature’s recovery
  • support for farmers to restore our wild places
  • better marine protection to revive our seas

Read our manifesto

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, and The Wildlife Trusts are entirely non-partisan. We do not endorse, or otherwise act for, or on behalf of, any candidate, political party or parties.

Our questions for Prospective Parliamentary Candidates

Our CEO Ed Green contacted PPCs across Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull to ask what they will do for wildlife in their constituencies. You can read his email below, as well as candidate responses in the days leading up to polling day on December 12th.

Our letter to Prospective Parliamentary Candidates

And their answers

We received responses from James Platt, Becky Finlayson, Jeremy Wright and Jack Rankin. You can read those responses below.