Category Archives: Environment

While in Sussex this week, visit some foodbanks


To all members of the Labour Party, we are delighted to welcome you to Brighton and Hove for your annual conference over the next few days. It would be fantastic for the whole of Sussex to benefit from Labour MPs … Continue reading

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Farming and UK Government need Sussex to work together


A few days ago in Parliament there were two debates that took place in the Westminster Hall, both of which have a very strong impact on Sussex. I am aware that one of the challenges in that location is that … Continue reading

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The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill


It is very disturbing that at the end of last week, that our nations Parliament failed to provide sufficient time and support for the second reading of a vital Private Members Bill. The Bill was submitted to Parliament by Caroline … Continue reading

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An appalling outcome from Parliament yesterday


At the beginning of this week this blog was also published in the Brighton Argus newspaper as my column. The document described some of the things that I claimed needed to happen in Parliament in the last week and at … Continue reading

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Two vital groups of MPs focused on food waste


Ten weeks ago I came across a publication from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee (EFRA) that had called on the Government to fund charities like FareShare. My personal involvement was in the setting up of Sussex FareShare … Continue reading

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Why is John Redwood criticising Greta Thunberg?


It is well known that Greta Thunberg gets listened to in public settings. Given that Members of Parliament would like to be listened to we can perhaps raise questions about their commercial settings. Given that John Redwood is an MP … Continue reading

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Caroline Lucas and Sally-Ann Hart discussed COP26


The last active day in the House of Commons before their Summer break took place just over a week ago with a very important debate as part of the day. Thankfully two of our Sussex MPs took part in the … Continue reading

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Watch tonights Countryfile and then sign my petition


This e-Petition calls for the Government to reverse its decision not to fund charities such as FareShare. If you would like to find out more about why the petition was set out check out this page on this blog back … Continue reading

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The Department EFRA is clearly ignoring a question


My MP, Caroline Lucas set out a very simple written question which was responded yesterday by a Minister from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Sadly the response which was made by Rebecca Pow was clearly ignoring the … Continue reading

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Amendment 149 is a very important issue


Last Monday in the House of Lords, Rosie Boycott stood up and expressed her disappointment at her amendment. Of course no doubt the disappointment covered several aspects. One of them would be that the Environment Bill has not already included … Continue reading

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