Oldham West and Royton MP signs Friends of the Earth climate pledge

Date published: 10 January 2020

Oldham West and Royton MP Jim McMahon OBE, has signed the Friends of the Earth climate pledge.

In signing the pledge he has promised to: ‘Make the climate crisis a deal-breaker in how he votes in Parliament’ and to ‘Vote to support measures that help us rapidly cut greenhouse gas emissions and build a fairer and greener society.’

Commenting on signing the pledge Jim said, “I was more than happy to sign this pledge after it was brought to my attention by a number of concerned constituents. The climate crisis is real, and we are seeing its devastating effects with the Australian Bushfires.”

“We don’t have long to deal with this issue before its effects become irreversible, by the end of this parliament in 2025 I hope we have made considerable progress on our journey to net zero carbon emissions.

"And I’ll do my bit in Parliament, as I’m sure my colleagues on the Labour benches will too, to try and implement a strategy which reduces our reliance on fossil fuels to cut our greenhouse gas emissions.

“I was immensely proud when the Oldham West and Royton Constituency Labour Party agreed to send the Labour Party’s Green New Deal to our conference back in September, and I look forward to working with local members on our plan for the future.

“It’s not going to be easy, it’s not going to be cheap and there will be plenty of hard decisions for us to make collectively along the way. But it’ll be worth it when we have a habitable and hospitable planet. At the end of the day that’s what it boils down to, the need to protect our planet and our environment for our children and their children.”

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