A few days ago my MP set out this text on twitter calling for a significant improvement to the prospect for #RightToRoam in our nation. The text from the tweet is reproduced below and the text for the standing order is shown here. A few weeks ago Caroline set out an EDM for Parliament and there has been one extra signature last week but there are still only 42 MPs who have signed it. I set out the information a few days ago that can be seen here under the heading of Father of the House now supports #RightToRoam as he was the first and so far the only Tory signature. There are three Sussex MPs who have signed it including Caroline and Peter Bottomley and then one in Buckinghamshire and one in Oxfordshire. This is five people in the South East. There are none in Kent, Surrey, Hampshire and IoW, Berkshire. There are 10 people in North West which is the strongest area currently and indeed there are MPs from Merseyside, Cheshire, Manchester, Lancashire and Cumbria. However there are many more MPs who could sign it. There have been 5 MPs in London and 5 MPs in Wales. There are 4 in Yorkshire and the Humber and 4 in Scotland. Then there are only 2 in East of England, 2 in North East and 2 in West Midlands. The smallest responses are Claudia Webbe (Independent) in Leicester East in the East Midlands, Sammy Wilson (DUP) from Northern Ireland and Wera Hobhouse (Lib Dem) in Bath for the whole of the South West. This is where the text of the #RightToRoam #EDM and the list of signatures can be found. There are significant numbers of Labour, SNP and Clyde Cymru MPs. Tragically the only Conservative is Peter Bottomley.
So back to the tweet from Caroline which she sent a few days ago and she also included the image above with the text:
This #QueensSpeech did nowhere near enough to tackle climate & nature emergency I’m calling for a Climate & Ecology Bill to restore nature, #GreenNewDeal to decarbonise our economy, #FossilFuelTreaty to keep fossil fuels in the ground, & an expanded #RightToRoam