Neath and Swansea East

New parliamentary constituency

This constituency is new at the July general election, and replaces the previous four constituencies:

Gower

Covered approximately 10% of this new constituency’s population, and 3% of this new constituency’s area.

Swansea East

Covered approximately 37% of this new constituency’s population, and 62% of this new constituency’s area.

Aberavon

Covered approximately 16% of this new constituency’s population, and 9% of this new constituency’s area.

Neath

Covered approximately 68% of this new constituency’s population, and 61% of this new constituency’s area.

Prospective Parliamentary Candidates

These are the candidates standing for election in this constituency on 4th June.

Public opinion

Would be less favourable towards the Conservative Party if they chose to weaken climate policies

73.3%

69.1% national average

Would prefer the next leader of the Conservative Party to invest in renewable energy

73.8%

72.3% national average

Believe the government has increased investment in renewables over the past 5 years

48.2%

52.0% national average

Believe that the government should use wind and solar farms to reduce energy bills

84.4%

84.3% national average

Believe that the government should continue the block on onshore wind development

20.8%

24.3% national average

Have missed a bill payment in the last six months

34.6%

31.5% national average

Have missed a credit payment in the last six months

24.8%

23.6% national average

Have not been able to afford to turn the heating on at home when they have felt cold in the past month

39.8%

37.5% national average

Loss of nature and destruction of the environment should be one of the most important concerns for the country

This area National average
Neither agree nor disagree 19.6% 18.7%
Net agree 71.0% 72.6%
Net disagree 9.1% 8.7%
Partly agree 37.6% 38.8%
Partly disagree 6% 5.9%
Strongly agree 33.4% 33.8%
Strongly disagree 3% 2.7%

Mental health has been impacted by the cost of living crisis

41.1%

41.5% national average

Neither support nor oppose Net Zero

28%

26.2% national average

Policies for tackling the cost of living crisis should go hand in hand with policies to tackle the climate crisis

This area National average
Neither agree nor disagree 24.2% 23.4%
Net agree 56.5% 58.9%
Net disagree 19.4% 17.6%
Somewhat agree 32.5% 34.7%
Somewhat disagree 10.6% 10.5%
Strongly agree 24.0% 24.2%
Strongly disagree 8.7% 7.1%

Tackling climate change should / should not be one of the Government’s biggest priorities right now

This area National average
Should be a priority 54.8% 57.5%
Should not be a priority 45.2% 42.5%

Think that Rishi Sunak and the Conservative Government do not understand the impact the cost of living crisis is having on people

73.7%

68.0% national average

Worried about having to use a foodbank in the next year

32.9%

28.7% national average

Worried about not being able to afford their mortgage or rent in the next year

40.0%

40.0% national average

Place

Country of the UK

Wales

Estimated child poverty

33.5%

28.1% national average

Number of onshore windfarms

0

0.7 national average

Movement

Churches that have declared a climate emergency

0

0.2 national average

Number of RSPB Reserves

0

0.3 national average

Number of Save the Children shops

0

0.2 national average

Number of Wildlife Trusts Reserves

1

2.4 national average

Wildlife Trusts Reserves