Vote blue go blue: Survey reveals 91% of Tory PPCs and 73% of MPs are climate sceptics


Following our story this morning about the outdated views of Tory members – obsessed with immigration, crime and tax cuts – comes evidence that Tory candidates are equally regressive. A staggering 91 per cent of Conservative PPCs and 73 per cent of MPs do not believe in man made climate change.

The results are revealed in today’s Times, and come from a Populus survey of 36 Tory MPs and 34 Tory candidates in winnable seats. Of those, 84 per cent of the MPs and 48 per cent of the PPCs think multiculturalism is bad.

Margaret-Thatcher-David-CameronA seperate poll for the paper, of 100 candidates in winnables, shows Lady Thatcher to be the “runaway first choice as hero”, followed by Churchill – echoing the findings a poll in today’s New Statesman, which found 34 per cent of Tory PPCs regarded her as their political hero – nearly seven times as many as those who said Nelson Mandela.

The Statesman poll also revealed that more Tory PPCs regard Gordon Brown, Tony Blair and Peter Mandelson to be worse villains than Hitler, a fifth support the reintroduction of the death penalty and only 28 per cent believe the next government should “legislate to make people behave in an environmentally ‘greener’ way”.

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  • http://twitter.com/sephrbrown/status/9679187162 Joseph Brown

    @leftfootfwd Vote blue go blue: Survey reveals 91% of Tory PPCs and 73% of MPs are climate sceptics http://cli.gs/sd61s

  • http://twitter.com/houseoftwits/status/9679290683 House Of Twits

    RT @leftfootfwd Vote blue go blue: Survey reveals 91% of Tory PPCs and 73% of MPs are climate sceptics http://cli.gs/sd61s

  • Anon E Mouse

    “91% of Tory PPCs and 73% of MPs are climate sceptics”

    Oh no the landslide win by the Tories may be even bigger than I think… Come back Cameron and the husky…

  • http://twitter.com/josephjedwards/status/9679583325 josephjedwards

    RT @leftfootfwd Vote blue go blue: Survey reveals 91% of Tory PPCs and 73% of MPs are climate sceptics http://cli.gs/sd61s

  • http://twitter.com/marky_mark_gale/status/9679910950 Mark Gale

    RT: @leftfootfwd: Survey reveals 91% of Tory PPCs are climate sceptics http://cli.gs/sd61s < they say one thing and do another!

  • http://www,gregorynorminton.co.uk Gregory Norminton

    If they only inhabit the right-wing echo chambers – The Spectator, The Telegraph – it’s little wonder that they should be such scientific ignoramuses. I’m not a Tory but it is desperately important that Anglo-Saxon conservatism gets real about global warming. In the United States, Canada and Australia, antiscience bigotry is now the mainstream position amongst conservatives. It looks likely that – with the exception of a few front-benchers – the Tories in the UK are as blinkered as their counterparts abroad.

    This ideological aversion to facts isn’t shared by the German or French centre-right. Conservatism ought to be able to accommodate itself to the ideas of wise resource use and conservation. If we are to have any chance of averting catastrophic climate change, we need this ‘issue’ – which encompasses all others – to lose its partisan colouring and become a central concern of all parts of the political spectrum.

    Will Cameron have the guts to tell his party to face up to reality? Or will he throw them a bone on this, as he has on Europe?

    God help us come election day.

  • http://twitter.com/kthrdgwy/status/9682131604 keith ridgway

    If you were by any chance looking for more reasons not to vote Tory … http://bit.ly/aUUyvp

  • http://twitter.com/dirtypj/status/9682208834 PJ Crittenden

    RT @kthrdgwy: If you were by any chance looking for more reasons not to vote Tory … http://bit.ly/aUUyvp

  • http://twitter.com/paulwmk/status/9684377326 paulwmk

    RT @leftfootfwd: Vote blue go blue: Survey reveals 91% of Tory PPCs and 73% of MPs are climate sceptics http://cli.gs/sd61s

  • http://twitter.com/computerjoe/status/9684466384 Joe Anderson

    RT @paulwmk: RT @leftfootfwd: Vote blue go blue: Survey reveals 91% of Tory PPCs and 73% of MPs are climate sceptics http://cli.gs/sd61s

  • http://twitter.com/paulstpancras/status/9684482907 paulstpancras

    RT @paulwmk: RT @leftfootfwd: Vote blue go blue: Survey reveals 91% of Tory PPCs and 73% of MPs are climate sceptics http://cli.gs/sd61s

  • http://twitter.com/andrew4mk/status/9684824617 Andrew Pakes

    RT @paulwmk: RT @leftfootfwd: Vote blue go blue: Survey reveals 91% of Tory PPCs and 73% of MPs are climate sceptics http://cli.gs/sd61s

  • http://twitter.com/haylz_lou/status/9684872523 Hayley Winrow

    RT @paulwmk: RT @leftfootfwd: Vote blue go blue: Survey reveals 91% of Tory PPCs and 73% of MPs are climate sceptics http://cli.gs/sd61s

  • http://twitter.com/katiecurtis/status/9685028334 KatieCurtis

    Vote blue go blue: Survey reveals 91% of Tory PPCs and 73% of MPs are climate sceptics http://cli.gs/sd61s (via @leftfootfwd)

  • http://twitter.com/jamestplunkett/status/9685875470 James Plunkett

    RT @leftfootfwd: Vote blue go blue: Survey reveals 91% of Tory PPCs and 73% of MPs are climate sceptics http://cli.gs/sd61s

  • http://twitter.com/tristanosborne/status/9686821149 Tristan Osborne

    RT @leftfootfwd: Vote blue go blue: Survey reveals 91% of Tory PPCs and 73% of MPs are climate sceptics http://cli.gs/sd61s

  • http://twitter.com/greenrupertread/status/9688131604 Rupert Read

    RT @leftfootfwd: Vote blue go loon: Survey reveals 91% of Tory PPCs and 73% of MPs are #climate sceptics http://cli.gs/sd61s

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  • http://twitter.com/_devoid_/status/9689379663 Devoid Larkoid

    RT @kthrdgwy: If you were by any chance looking for more reasons not to vote Tory … http://bit.ly/aUUyvp

  • John77

    Try telling the truth for a change.
    Climate change is mostly down to cycles in solar emissions (hence the massive scientific evidence for ice-ages, Romans growing grapes in Britain, ice-skating on the Thames etc).
    A little is man-made (thanks to the 180 trillion tonnes of coal burned in the last 40 years).
    We can’t alter the former; we can alter the latter.
    So we should
    The Times says that only 27% of Conservative MPs (and 9% of candidates) regard it as established that climate change is man-made – that is 27% (and 9%) too many. It does NOT say that 73% (and 91%)do not believe that mankind contributes to climate change.

  • Mr. Sensible

    Not a surprise, is it?

  • http://twitter.com/misstjd/status/9693891421 MissTJD

    RT @leftfootfwd: Vote blue go blue: Survey reveals 91% of Tory PPCs and 73% of MPs are climate sceptics (http://cli.gs/sd61s)

  • http://twitter.com/don_dapper/status/9703421936 Andrew Saffrey

    RT @leftfootfwd: Vote blue go blue: Survey reveals 91% of Tory PPCs and 73% of MPs are climate sceptics http://cli.gs/sd61s

  • http://oxfordkevin.carbonclimate.org Oxford Kevin

    John77

    Show us the evidence for Roman’s growing grapes in Britain. Did they get as far North as Yorkshire, because that is what we have got today, and currently the vineyards are still spreading North, in other words the current spread of vineyards has not caught up with the modern temperature change.

    Kevin

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  • http://twitter.com/orrvinegold/status/9788474721 Orr Vinegold

    RT @leftfootfwd: Vote blue go blue: Survey reveals 91% of Tory PPCs and 73% of MPs are climate sceptics http://cli.gs/sd61s

  • Colin

    You have to feel a pang of sympathy for the 1% of PPCs who named Bob Dole as their political hero.

    By the way, if you’re going to push such a perverse piece of spin as “more Tory PPCs regard Gordon Brown, Tony Blair and Peter Mandelson to be worse villains than Hitler”, it’s probably not a good idea to link to the actual poll.

  • http://twitter.com/ving_faction/status/12657312325 Ving Faction

    70 Tory MPs and PPCs Polled. 91% Tory PPCs and 73% Tory MPs don’t believe in man made climate change http://bit.ly/9VM1hH #leadersdebate

  • http://twitter.com/alexmckerrow/status/12657409342 AJM

    RT @Ving_Faction: 70 Tory MPs and PPCs Polled. 91% Tory PPCs and 73% Tory MPs don’t believe in man made climate change http://bit.ly/9VM1hH #leadersdebate

  • http://twitter.com/ving_faction/status/12657157804 Ving Faction

    Populus survey of Tory MPs and PPCs shows extent of climate change scepticism within Tory party http://bit.ly/9VM1hH #gonick #leadersdebate

  • http://twitter.com/ving_faction/status/12657256026 Ving Faction

    70 Tory MPs and PPCs Polled. 91% of Tory PPCs and 73% of Tory MPs don’t believe in man made climate change http://bit.ly/9VM1hH #gonick

  • http://twitter.com/_jameslloyd/status/12657278179 James Lloyd

    RT @Ving_Faction: 70 Tory MPs and PPCs Polled. 91% of Tory PPCs and 73% of Tory MPs don’t believe in man made climate change http://bit.ly/9VM1hH #gonick

  • http://twitter.com/andymesa/status/12657357614 Andy Enrique Mesa

    RT @Ving_Faction: 70 Tory MPs and PPCs Polled. 91% Tory PPCs and 73% Tory MPs don’t believe in man made climate change http://bit.ly/9VM1hH #leadersdebate

  • http://twitter.com/catturner/status/12662272840 Cat

    RT @ving_faction: The blue/green Con exposed: http://bit.ly/9VM1hH #toryfail #gonick #leadersdebate #amberrevolution

  • http://twitter.com/ving_faction/status/12662118143 Ving Faction

    The blue/green Con exposed: http://bit.ly/9VM1hH #toryfail #gonick #leadersdebate #amberrevolution

  • http://twitter.com/_jameslloyd/status/12662164101 James Lloyd

    RT @Ving_Faction: The blue/green Con exposed: http://bit.ly/9VM1hH #toryfail #gonick #leadersdebate #amberrevolution

  • http://twitter.com/joemac3455/status/12662228448 Joe McCrohon

    RT @Ving_Faction: The blue/green Con exposed: http://bit.ly/9VM1hH #toryfail #gonick #leadersdebate #amberrevolution

  • http://twitter.com/amberrevolution/status/12785509775 Amber Revolution

    The blue/green Con exposed: http://bit.ly/9VM1hH #toryfail #gonick #leadersdebate #amberrevolution (@ving_faction)

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