Richard Leese + Exec for Environment are not ‘carbon literate’ – #Manchester #climate debacle

In 2012 the leader of Manchester City Council, Richard Leese, spoke at the launch the ‘carbon literacy’ project at the Arndale Centre.

In 2016 the party he leads in Manchester, which holds 95 of the 96 council seats, went to the local authority election with a manifesto commitment.

labour nonsense-page001

On 3 January 2017 the Executive Member for the Environment, Rosa Battle, told a committee of councillors that she was taking personal charge of the roll-out of carbon literacy.  Both her predecessors in the role (Councillors Kate Chappell and Nigel Murphy had completed the training.

So, as of 30 December 2016  had either of them completed even one part of the training (there is an online component and a face-to-face component.

Nope.

And here, thanks to a Freedom of Information Act request,  is how the rest of the nine member Executive fairs.

Face to face

Online

Both (i.e. “carbon literate”)

Neither

Richard Leese

(Leader since 1996)

x

Sue Murphy

x

Bernard Priest

x

Paul Andrews

Adult Health and Well-being

Completed

Sheila Newman

Children’s Services

Completed

Luthfur Rahman

Culture and Leisure

x

John Flanagan

Finance and Human Resources

x

Nigel Murphy

Neighbourhood Services

Completed

Rosa Battle

Environment

X

 

Advertisements

About manchesterclimatemonthly

Was print format from 2012 to 13. Now web only. All things climate and resilience in (Greater) Manchester.
This entry was posted in carbon literacy training, Manchester City Council, Neighbourhoods and Environment Scrutiny Committee. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s