What our panels of young voters thinks of the Green issues

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"I'm massively worried about climate change but environmental policy hasn't addressed the needs of the world's poorest. I'm more concerned with sustainable development than the environment. I would want environmental issues factored into any policy, but as far as my vote goes it is a very late consideration."

Kate Matheson, 24, London. Undecided

Amol Rajan, 21, Cambridge. Lib Dems

"I'm massively worried about climate change but environmental policy hasn't addressed the needs of the world's poorest. I'm more concerned with sustainable development than the environment. I would want environmental issues factored into any policy, but as far as my vote goes it is a very late consideration."

Kate Matheson, 24, London. Undecided

"Other issues like health and immigration are more talked about. Environmental issues aren't given prominence. You have to go out of your way to be environmental. In comparison to other European countries we are really far behind. We should be encouraged to be environmental and punished or fined if we are not."

Nick Reeve, 21, Manchester. Undecided

"The parties haven't done enough about the environment. But then parties tend to concentrate their funds, resources and attention on the things which reflect the opinions of the electorate. People just care more about health, education and crime. It would be nice to see politicians take the environment seriously."

Tessa Woolfson, 25, Manchester. Labour

"The environment is not a big voting issue for me. I am aware of some of the issues but to be honest it doesn't really bother me and it wouldn't change my vote. I am supportive of Labour's congestion charge. On the other hand, I support the Green Party and Lib Dem policies of cutting down on nuclear power stations."

J amie McHale, 21, Glasgow. Undecided

"The environment will be a contributing factor in my voting. I haven't heard anything from Labour. One of the major issues for me is transport. Building roads doesn't make sense. We need more investment in public transport. Responsibility for making the environment more of an issue lies with the Government."

Hasseeb Ahmed 18, Oxfordshire. Lib Dem

"The environment is one issue that hasn't been brought forward . It is not one of the most appealing issues to young people. Part of the problem is that people don't understand the science of the issue. And you can't commit to what you don't understand. I'm more concerned about the economy and immigration."

Emma Wainwright, 24 Manchester. Undecided

"The parties haven't said much about it. Other issues have come through more strongly like immigration and hospitals. I'm an engineering geologist and I do a lot of work on redeveloping contaminated brownfield sites. A lot of sites seem to still be polluted."



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