As many of my constituents know I have been campaigning for some time, with their support, for a strengthening of the law to tackle illegal encampments. The good news is that legislation to deal with this issue is now starting to make its passage through Parliament.
Tackling climate change is no easy feat. But I firmly believe that the way to achieve real, long-term change is not by gluing yourself to buildings or by disrupting people’s lives, as some activists choose to do. There are ways to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions whilst growing our economy - and in doing so benefit everyone in the short, as well as long term.
This week in Parliament I was delighted to speak at the launch of the Climate Assembly UK’s report, The Path to Net Zero. The report is the result of five months of discussion by selected members of the public on how they think the UK should tackle climate change.