Wigan

New parliamentary constituency

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

Wigan

Covered approximately 100% of this new constituency’s population, and 100% 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

76%

69.1% national average

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

65%

72.3% national average

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

49%

52.0% national average

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

81%

84.3% national average

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

23%

24.3% national average

Have missed a bill payment in the last six months

33%

31.5% national average

Have missed a credit payment in the last six months

23%

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

41%

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 21.0% 18.7%
Net agree 70% 72.6%
Net disagree 9% 8.7%
Partly agree 37% 38.8%
Partly disagree 6% 5.9%
Strongly agree 32% 33.8%
Strongly disagree 3% 2.7%

Mental health has been impacted by the cost of living crisis

48%

41.5% national average

Neither support nor oppose Net Zero

30%

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 28% 23.4%
Net agree 54% 58.9%
Net disagree 18% 17.6%
Somewhat agree 32% 34.7%
Somewhat disagree 10% 10.5%
Strongly agree 22% 24.2%
Strongly disagree 8% 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 51% 57.5%
Should not be a priority 49% 42.5%

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

74%

68.0% national average

Worried about having to use a foodbank in the next year

36%

28.7% national average

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

44%

40.0% national average

Place

Country of the UK

England

Estimated child poverty

27.8%

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

Number of Women’s Institute groups

Wildlife Trusts Reserves

  • Kirkless Local Nature Reserve