The Conservative’s manifesto (released today) fails to deal with climate change and shows a worrying disregard for the health of our natural environment.
Getting behind renewable energy and increasing energy efficiency should be top priorities, yet the Conservatives are backing fossil fuels and fracking whilst refusing to commit to tidal lagoons.
This is a truly bleak set of proposals which threaten Somerset’s rural way of life, our jobs and countryside.
The lack of any detailed plan for a replacement Common Agricultural Policy after Brexit will send a shiver down the spine of farmers and those working in environmental management alike.
And we know from experience that Heappey won’t stand to his party bosses in Parliament, he voted to weaken protections against fracking, despite promising to oppose it. He has never voted against his party whip.
The Conservatives are on course for a landslide nationally but Somerset is clearly not not safe in their hands. The need for decent, independent minded MPs in Parliament is greater than ever. To provide meaningful opposition and stand up for the environment.
I voted against fracking as your MP and I would do so again, I also ran a petition which I handed to the then Prime Minister. The petition is still live here. If you haven't already signed, please do so and then share. Lets get to 3000 signatures!
Standing up for Somerset
ps. Only I can beat the Conservative here. The Green party hasn't put a candidate forward and voting for Labour will only help the Conservative.