An Englishman of forty years residence in Wales pontificates about politics (slightly off-message), films and trivia. Secretary of Aberavon and Neath Liberal Democrats. Candidate for Neath in the Westminster elections of 1997 & 2017 and the Welsh general election of 2016.
Monday, 20 April 2015
Manifestos: green issues
Green Liberal Democrats have issued their statistical analysis of all the general election manifestos:
Party ranking by manifesto keyword count on environmental issues*
Green Party 293 Liberal Democrats 230 UKIP 77 SNP 59 Tory 51 Plaed Cymru 47 Labour 45
* NB this reflects how important the environment is to the party - not how pro- or anti- they are (for example, UKIP are opposed to having an environment at all and their opposition leads to a high word count). Nor does it take into account how practical and achievable those policies are. The Liberal Democrats are #BritainsGreenestParty precisely because they have a record of success implementing their practical policy ideas.