Tackling the Climate and Ecological Emergency
I want the UK to be a leader in tackling the climate crisis and protecting the environment for future generations. I’ve stood up against fracking, poor flood defences, and the slow progress on reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions.
I have strongly opposed all plans to introduce fracking since I was elected in 2015. I celebrated with people across Lancashire when we secured a Government moratorium in 2019, but I was not complacent, and when Liz Truss brought the idea back in 2022 I brought my resistance back to Parliament. I will keep fighting for a ban on fracking, and for investment in the green jobs of the future instead.
Building on a Labour-led Lancaster City Council declaration of a Climate Emergency in January 2019, I will continue to fight in Parliament to make Britain a clean power by 2030 by harnessing the power of marine and tidal energy, quadrupling offshore wind, doubling onshore wind, and tripling solar power, whilst safeguarding nature and our children’s future with a Clean Air Act, and cracking down on water companies who dump sewage into our rivers and seas.