The Labour party has come out top in Friends of the Earth’s environmental assessment of the main UK-wide party manifestos. The ecological NGO’s league table ranked all of the party’s manifestos out of 45, covering climate targets, energy, transport, food and nature. Labour scored 33 while the Greens scored 31 and the Liberal Democrats 30. The Conservatives scored just 5.5
Dave Timms, Friends of the Earth’s head of political affairs, said:
“Labour’s manifesto contains strong, funded policies on home energy efficiency and renewables. This was boosted by significant additional pledges during the campaign on plans for tree planting, food policy, public transport and cycling – as well as a commitment to strong environmental law and enforcement.”
Luke Pollard seeking re-election for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport said:
“As a Shadow Environment Minister, I know that the climate emergency requires bold and swift action to decarbonise our economy and protect fragile habitats. Labours plan to reduce carbon emissions to Net Zero by 2030 is ambitious but also deliverable. The climate crisis can’t wait for some far off date the Tories are proposing – we need action now.
Thursday you have the choice between a Tory candidate that will toe the party line and a Labour candidate with a record of fighting for bold action on the climate crisis. The Greens, Lib Dems and other parties can’t win here. Vote Red, Go Green. Vote Labour, Vote Luke.”
To see the Labour Party’s transformational green policies here.