UK General Election 2015

In light of the UK General Election on 7 May, IChemE's policy team has conducted a brief analysis of the energy and climate change, manufacturing, food, and water policies in the main political parties' manifestos.

IChemE supports and encourages members who seek to connect with election candidates and participate in conversations on public policy issues. Chemical engineering needs good politics and politics needs good chemical engineers.

See below for manifesto digests on these policy areas:

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Energy and climate change





If you have engaged with a parliamentary candidate or have views on any areas of public policy that are relevant to the chemical engineering profession, please contact us at

Note: The Institution of Chemical Engineers develops policy in consultation with its members and other stakeholders. Our policy reflects considered views and interests and is monitored regularly. Due to the nature of the issues, IChemE policy is often long term. Short term, single or isolated issues and individual projects may be considered but may not influence or alter IChemE's long term policy position and aims.


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