Stuart Anderson MP has welcomed the Prime Minister’s ten-point plan for the environment. It includes measures to see cleaner public transport, with thousands of green buses and hundreds of miles of new cycle lanes. The Government will also extend the Green Homes Grant for another year and invest more than £2.8 billion in electric vehicles, expanding the UK’s charge points and building battery giga-factories.
The Prime Minister signposted the Midlands as a prime destination for electric car battery production and set out his ambition to see more jobs created for electric vehicle technicians in the region. The West Midlands has already benefitted from the retrofitting of buses and has secured millions from active travel funding.
Stuart has made protecting our natural environment one of his key priorities. In the summer, he held a virtual meeting with constituents on this topic and he followed up on the points that were raised with Ministers across Government. Even before being elected, Stuart set up a regular community street clean which involved many constituents. While this has been put on hold due to Coronavirus restrictions, Stuart hopes to resume this when it is safe to do so. Stuart has also joined the Conservative Environment Network’s Parliamentary Caucus which will see him work with fellow MPs on this important subject.
The Prime Minister said: “Now is the time to plan for a green recovery with high-skilled jobs that give people the satisfaction of knowing they are helping to make the country cleaner, greener and more beautiful… My 10 point plan to get there will mobilise £12 billion of government investment, and potentially three times as much from the private sector, to create and support up to 250,000 green jobs.”
Stuart Anderson MP said: “As we plan for our recovery from Covid-19, the Government will need to deliver an economy which is greener, more sustainable, and levels up opportunities. I have recently joined the Conservative Environment Network’s Parliamentary Caucus to champion action on climate change and the environment. I am determined to deliver practical results for local people. Our great city is already seeing considerable investment in local active travel options, more energy efficient public transport, and the rollout of Green Homes Grant. I am now calling on the Government to make sure that this ten-point plan directly benefits constituents in Wolverhampton, and I will be working hard to achieve that.”