Use your voice

We emailed all Sussex candidates to ask them:

  • How will you and your party act decisively to tackle the crises in the natural environment?
  • What will you do to ensure we have farming policies that support land managers in contributing to nature's recovery?
  • What will you do to ensure we protect and revive our seas?
  • How will you and your party prioritise and fund nature-based solutions to the climate crisis?
  • What will you do to ensure that development is within environmental limits and truly sustainable in Sussex?

The responses received are available to read below:

Sussex Wildlife Trust is an independent charity and does not endorse any candidate, political party or parties.

Quiz your candidates

Election candidates will be going door to door and talking to you about what they stand for. You can use this chance to let them know how much you care about wildlife and show them that nature matters to us all.

If you want to quiz your candidates on what they’ll do for nature, we’ve put together a few quick questions you can ask them:

1. How will you and your party act decisively to tackle the crisis in the natural environment? 
You could also ask: Will you and your party commit to an Environment Act that creates connections for wildlife and tackles nature’s decline head on? 

2. What will your party do to support farmers in contributing to nature’s recovery? 
If you want more detail, ask them: Will you and your party introduce an Agriculture Bill that pays farmers for helping wildlife’s recovery and other positive environmental actions?

3. What will your party do to protect and revive our seas? 
More specifically: Will you make sure that our seas are managed properly, and important marine habitats are given the high level of protection they need and deserve?

4. How will your party prioritise and fund nature-based solutions to the climate crisis?
More specifically: Will you make sure that our habitats are restored on a landscape scale not least our peatlands, meadows and forests which capture carbon? 

2019GEPoster

Download a poster to print and put in your window, or keep one near the front door as a handy prompt: Wildlife Trust Election Poster

Sussex Wildlife Trust is an independent charity and does not endorse any candidate, political party or parties.