Mike Gapes took time out during a busy day in Parliament last week to meet constituents from Ilford as part of the ‘Speak Up for Climate’ lobby.
9 thousand people from across the UK descended on Westminster as part of the biggest ever lobby on climate change. People from every walk of life, from anglers to bee keepers, and surfers to doctors, met their MPs to tell them about how what they love is at risk from the threat of climate change.
The lobby included supporters from a number of prominent groups including WWF UK, Greenpeace, Oxfam, CAFOD, Christian Aid, Women’s Institute, Friends of the Earth, Tearfund, Surfers against Sewage, Angling Trust, Wildlife Trust, Medsin, Islamic Relief, World Jewish Relief, and many more.
The Ilford campaigners took the opportunity to ask Mike Gapes MP to do all he can in this Parliament to ensure warm homes for all, clean, safe power, that people and nature are protected, and that the poorest in the world who are most affected by climate change are helped. Mike Gapes MP heard about the importance of world leaders reaching an ambitious global agreement on climate change this year.
Mike Gapes MP said:
“It was wonderful to see so many people taking part in this important lobby. I enjoyed meeting my passionate constituents from Ilford South, and am very grateful to them for coming along and sharing their views.”
“My constituents told me about what they love and how it is at threat from climate change. I agree, and will do all I can in Parliament to speak up for what they love. In this important year for climate change, I hope that we’ll see real progress towards a global climate change deal.”