Our Environment

Climate change is the greatest challenge of our generation and a core concern to my constituents. I will:

  • Work to increase greener travel opportunities. I will work with West Berkshire Council to increase electric vehicle charging points and cycle routes;
  • Support local projects to secure Government funding for environmental protection, such as “Action on the River Kennet”, whom I successfully supported to secure over a quarter of a million pounds from the Green Recovery Fund.
  • Working with Government bodies and local groups to improve the quality of our air and waterways.
  • Support local communities to develop effective flood prevention schemes.


Environment Bill Update: Lords Amendments on sewage discharge

Tonight the Commons will vote again on the Environment Bill and specifically the issue of storm overflows and sewage discharge.

Claims that failing to support the previous Lord Amendment meant that I was voting in favour of sewage discharge were never true.