Afzal Khan MP standing in front of green bus which says
Afzal Khan MP standing in front of green bus which says 'hydrogen zone'

Chaos caused by this Tory Government over the past 12 years, but more specifically the past two months has been insurmountable. Recently, then-PM Liz Truss announced the Government would continue to allow fracking, so long as it was supported by local communities. Unsurprisingly, local communities from Greater Manchester to rural Norfolk are against this dangerous act, which increases earthquakes and harms the local environment. Truss then said fracking may go ahead without support of local communities. An unacceptable act.

Shadow Secretary on Climate Change and Net Zero, Ed Miliband MP, brought forward an Opposition Day Debate on the issue of fracking – where Tories voted against a ban. Soon, Liz Truss was out of Number 10 and Rishi Sunak was in. Sunak has said his Government will reinstate the moratorium on fracking. Fracking should have never been considered as a solution to the energy crisis, as the UK must do more, not less to reach Net Zero by 2050.

Labour would outright ban fracking – permanently – and invest in green, affordable, and local energy supply to the UK. 

Locally, over the past month, I have had the opportunity to meet local organisations, such as City of Trees, to discuss their hard work in Manchester.

In Parliament, I have met many new organisations who are working towards making the UK and the world a greener place. I also support the launch of the APPG on Environment 10-point Climate and Nature Plan.

I have also met with representatives from the Marine Conservation Society to learn more about protecting our oceans and increasing their recovery.

The final week of October was Wind Energy Week UK, so I had the opportunity to learn more about renewable energy, particularly on and off-shore wind.

Finally, I met various businesses who are focused on building sustainability, both for the planet and the consumer at the Builder’s Merchant Association Reception. I enjoyed learning more about what options are available and how the UK can increase it’s green construction jobs.

I look forward to even more events and opportunities in November, with COP27 taking place in Egypt, as well as a Climate Action Coffee Morning here in the constituency. If you’re interested in attending the coffee morning, you can register here.


Link to Instagram Link to Twitter Link to YouTube Link to Facebook Link to LinkedIn Link to Snapchat Close Fax Website Location Phone Email Calendar Building Search