Voters want Gove to clean up his act on air pollution

Our Researcher, Eamonn Ives, has written for Red Box in the Times, on Bright Blue's recently released air pollution polling. In his article, he mentions how younger respondents were more likely to agree that a party pledging to cut air pollution would be more likely to get their votes. 

Here's an excerpt:

This anxiety about the impact of air pollution is not without political ramifications. Our polling found that a significant minority of adults (40%) were of the opinion that they would be more likely to vote for a political party which promised to cut air pollution. When looking at voters aged under 40 years old, however, this rises to 54%. In fact, generally, the younger a respondent was, the more likely they were to agree about the political importance of air pollution.

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Conservatives go green with pledges on animal welfare and the environment

Bright Blue's senior research fellow, Sam Hall, was quoted in an article in i News about the Conservative Party's recent form on environmental policy. Speaking about the Environment Secretary, the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Sam praised the "renewed energy and passion" he has brought to the brief. Sam further added:

These are big important policy issues. I do also think the politics of it is very clever. It's in line with the traditional Conservative principles around defending the natural inheritance for the next generation, but also it very much appeals to younger voters.

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