South Cambridgeshire has been identified as a constituency where green policies will be decisive in the next general election, according to new data.

The information, obtained from new data collected by The Climate Coalition and mySociety’s Local Intelligence Hub, shows out of 24 marginal constituencies, South Cambridgeshire could see the election ballot hinging on environmental commitments.

Marginal constituencies are areas where the sitting MP has a majority of less than 5,000.

The data revealed 78 per cent of residents in South Cambridgeshire view environmental conservation as one of the most pertinent issues.

This puts the spotlight on MP Anthony Browne, who holds a majority of 2,904.

Residents of South Cambridgeshire and all British citizens can access the Local Intelligence Hub's data via their website at

Helen Meech, executive director at The Climate Coalition, said: "In this election year and critical decade for our planet, we are sending a clear message: now is not the time to water down climate and nature commitments or slow the pace of action.

"As this new research shows, across the UK people are concerned by loss of nature and destruction of the environment, and they want action.

"We need political candidates across the political spectrum to see that we are a nation of green hearts, united by our desire to see urgent action to tackle climate change and protect nature."

The newly-launched Local Intelligence Hub, a free online service operated in conjunction with Green Alliance, offers a comprehensive set of live data on local MPs, political candidates, constituencies and community actions.


Almost every type of constituency is represented in the list of 24, including relatively affluent urban zones like Kensington, Wimbledon, and Edinburgh West, rural areas like Orkney and Chesire and Shetland, St Ives, and South Cambridgeshire, as well as working-class urban areas like Wirral South.

Louise Crow, chief executive of mySociety, said: "Good democratic decision-making happens when communities and their representatives can have informed conversations.

"The Local Intelligence Hub brings a wealth of information that will help all kinds of people across the UK participate in meaningful decisions that will affect their lives and futures."