Elections 2024 Get mayors to act on climate

On Thursday 2 May 2024, elections for combined authority mayors will be held in the following 9 regions across England: 

An election will also be taking place for the Mayor of London. 

These 10 mayors are directly elected leaders and can have significant powers within an area. They can use their influence to tackle the climate and nature emergency. 

We're urging mayoral candidates to step up and commit to ambitious, urgent and meaningful action on climate and nature. Will you help us secure these commitments from your local candidates?

Write to candidates in your area and ask them to sign our mayoral pledge for climate action. 

Please note: candidates who've been asked to sign our pledge in the East Midlands, the North East and West Yorkshire have all done so, so there's no longer a template email for these areas.

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Why local elections matter

We believe the best places to live and work are those where local people have a say in what works best for them and the environment. Local government plays a massive role in this, from responsibilities over recycling to road schemes and home energy. With more support and funding from Westminster, local government can tackle climate breakdown and create greener, healthier living spaces for all.

Find out more about why local elections matter.

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Beyond the elections

Every few years we get to vote for our local leaders and representatives. But our chance to influence where we live doesn't stop there.

Friends of the Earth local action groups work with local council members, mayors and MPs all year round to ensure climate and nature are made a priority. Look beyond the election and join a group near you today.

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