The results of the Winchester City Council elections 5 May 2016 are on the Council website.

We thought you would want to know what candidates thought about climate change and related matters such as energy.

WinACC supporters quizzed election candidates from every party (Conservatives, Green Party, Labour, Liberal Democrats and UKIP) and independents  standing in those new wards where there are most WinACC supporters: Alresford & Itchen Valley, Badger Farm & Oliver's Battery, St Barnabas, St Michael, St Paul, The Worthys and Upper Meon Valley.

What candidates said

See what candidates replied a week before the election by clicking on the ward below. 

Alresford & Itchen Valley

Badger Farm & Oliver's Battery

St Barnabas

St Michael

St Paul

The Worthys

Upper Meon Valley

The Green Party candidates chose to respond with a single set of replies - see here.

What we asked

We asked eight sets of questions - in emails, over the phone or face-to-face conversations. The eight themes were:

  1. How the candidate thought that climate change would impact local people.
  2. The energy efficiency of buildings whether owned by WCC, business or the public sector.
  3. Retrofitting (insulating) council houses and enforcing higher environmental standards on newly built homes whether private or owned by WCC.
  4. Designing new developments so they delay or avoid rainwater run-off into mains drains.
  5. Support for renewable energy in the context of the Council’s adopted “Low Carbon Route Map” and specifically for onshore wind turbines, PV farms, anaerobic digesters, district heating and combined heat and power.
  6. Improving re-cycling rates in the District and expansion of kerbside re-cycling.
  7. Air pollution by vehicles in Winchester centre, car parking, Park & Ride, bus services, cycle lanes and wider pavements for pedestrians.
  8. Ways to help people living in rural communities (buses, wood fuel, parking discount).

See our questions in detail.

Thank you

WinACC thanks those candidates who took the time and trouble to reply, often at length, on topics which directly affect many voters in the District and which WinACC feels passionately about.