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Buckingham Liberal Democrats

Stephen Dorrell on Climate Action

December 3, 2019 11:42 AM

Stephen Dorrell is standing in the Buckingham constituency both as a Remain Alliance and as a Liberal Democrat candidate. The Green Party generously stood aside to give Stephen Dorrell a clear run against the Brexit-supporting Conservative.

A statement on the need for climate action at Winslow hustings:

I want now to come back to the two key defining issues in this election.

The first, I have already mentioned, is the green agenda. This is something that has come up the political scale since the day I was first elected to Parliament in 1979.

Nobody looking at the science of climate change could possibly think that we can go on living our lives in the way that we live them now, and have lived them in the recent past. And if politics means anything, it means ensuring that government priorities reflect the changing priorities of the nation.

And that's why I'm proud to have the support in this election of the Green Party, and I insist both as a Remain Alliance and as a Liberal Democrat candidate that our priorities in the country need to reflect the urgent requirement to repair the damage - not just to stop or slow the damage, but to repair the damage - done to our planet by industrialization and carbon release. And to not just moving to carbon neutrality but to taking carbon out of the atmosphere.

That is the first thing, and it links directly to the second; because I think it is inconceivable that we can make that commitment effectively without membership of the European Union.

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