Liberal Democrat councils "greenest"

A survey of environmental measures introduced by local authorities has concluded that councils run by Liberal Democrats are the "greenest", followed by Labour and, in last place, the Conservatives.1

Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh carried out the research last summer. The "green" plans of 463 of the 514 British councils were studied for action on implementing or preparing to implement environmental charters, environmental action plans, internal audits and state of the environment reports.

The "greenest" councils were those controlled by Liberal Democrats, with 84% of the 19 responding councils active. 78% of Labour's 174 councils

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