TWO parliamentary candidates were cheered by sections of a hustings audience in Beaconsfield when they expressed doubts about global warming.

When asked about the importance of reducing our carbon footprint Quentin Baron, standing as an independent, said: “I'm personally not convinced about climate change or global warming. I don't think we are being told the truth.

“There are too many conflicting reports in my opinion...I don't know what to think.”

Delphine Gray-Fisk, the UKIP candidate for the Beaconsfield constituency, said the climate has been changing for thousands of years adding: “I don't yet feel convinced that it's anything to do with man.”

She said there was a limit to fossil fuels however, and efforts should be made to decrease pollution.

Jem Bailey, representing the Green Party, responded: “Oh dear...I'm not going to win votes from certain people in this room. It's sad to see that some people have been mind-washed.

The last decade was the warmest on record and rising sea levels are creating serious risks of flooding, he told the audience at The Beaconsfield School last night.

He warned of 'environmental immigrants', but does not support the case for nuclear power saying: “Do you want your children and your children's children to be living on top of nuclear waste?”

Dominic Grieve, the current MP for the so-called 'rock solid' Conservative seat, said a looming energy crisis is the 'big issue' facing Britain in the next 50 years.

On the economy, Labour's Jeremy Miles, said: “I'm confident we are seeing the beginning of a recovery and we must do everything we can not to imperil that.”

He added that his party would extend health care and the schools budget.

Liberal Democrat John Edwards said he would cut the national debt by scrapping plans to replace the Trident nuclear weapons system and ID cards.

On a local level, Mrs Gray-Fisk said she was most concerned about potholes, while Mr Bailey said the Greens would support local businesses.

Labour's Mr Miles said affordable housing was a big issue in the constituency and Lib Dem Mr Edwards said the number of burglaries in the area is too high. Mr Grieve said maintaining quality of life and 'improving self-confidence' were important.

Mr Bailey and Mr Baron were the only candidates who said they lived in the constituency and the others were mocked by a member of the public who said: “What I've heard from this panel, apart from two of you, is basically they don't really know [about local issues], they have to go knocking on doors every five years to find out.”

Independent candidate, Andrew Cowan, could not attend the debate and the host Jeremy Brooks - the rector of St Mary's Church - read out a statement on his behalf.

Mr Cowan is standing 'in protest' against MP's abuse of the expenses system.