Elliot Colburn MP has become a member of the Conservative Environment Network’s (CEN) Parliamentary Caucus to champion action on decarbonisation and conservation in Westminster.
The Caucus works together to drive the green agenda in Westminster, underpinned by a set of principles that include action on climate change, enhancing the natural environment, preserving species and oceans, and tackling air pollution.
Elliot will work with other Conservative backbench MPs to nudge Government policy in a greener direction.
Elliot has long campaigned on environmental issues, including holding Sutton Council to account over their Beddington Incinerator and pressing for improvements to air quality monitoring near the site. As part of this Caucus, Elliot will now work with like-minded Conservatives to promote this agenda in Parliament – including through the debate he has secured in Parliament next Tuesday on waste incineration and recycling rates – and to ensure a green recovery from coronavirus.
“I am delighted to have joined the Conservative Environment Network to promote and champion the issues that my constituents care about.
“I have frequently raised concerns in Parliament about the Beddington Incinerator – which can be seen from many points across Carshalton and Wallington – and I want to see more air quality monitoring stations put in place so that residents can access independently gathered, real-time data about the air that they are breathing.
“Everyone deserves cleaner air and water, sustainable and healthy food to eat, and access to green space; the Conservatives are clear we should be the first generation to leave our environment in a better state than we found it.”
As part of his work with the Caucus, Elliot supports action to meet the UK’s ambitious net zero emissions target, which will end the UK’s contribution to climate change by 2050.