On 31st May, a group of 39 constituents (including two constituents from Kirklees Campaign against Climate Change and constituents from other local groups) collaborated to write a letter to Jason McCartney, MP for the Colne Valley, to call on the Government to approve the Committee on Climate Change’s ‘fifth carbon budget’ and write to the Prime Minster to express his views.
This letter followed a letter that a number of Conservative MPs – including two from Yorkshire – had written to the Prime Minister in early May, calling on the Government to approve the ‘fifth carbon budget’.
Jason McCartney replied to the consituents’ letter on 2nd June:
From: MCCARTNEY, Jason <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: 02 June 2016 12:00 To: Tim Padmore Subject: RE: Fifth Carbon Budget
I received a letter which included you as one of the “signatories” on the Fifth Carbon Budget. It was not clear which of the groups you are involved with was sending me the letter, as there is obviously a lot of cross over with the same people involved in various campaigns, but I hope you do not mind me replying through you.
I am very happy to write to the Prime Minister in support of the letter sent by my colleagues, indeed I would have been a signatory to the original if I had been asked. I will of course send you a copy of any reply I receive from the Prime Minister.
Jason McCartney MP
Member of Parliament for Colne Valley
Speaking on behalf of Kirklees Campaign against Climate Change, Tim Padmore said, “We appreciate Jason McCartney’s entirely positive response: he agrees with the letter’s ‘ask’ and will write to the Prime Minster to call on him to approve the fifth carbon budget. We thank him very much for agreeing to write to the Prime Minister in support of the letter sent by his colleagues.”
Jason McCartney has indicated that he will forward any reply that he gets from David Cameron. Kirklees Campaign against Climate Change will share any further correspondence on this webpage.
Tim Padmore continued, “Kirklees Campaign against Climate Change believes that Conservative MPs have a critical role in showing leadership on climate change and are delighted Jason McCartney has supported the group of Conservative MPs who originally came together on this matter. We hope that he and this group may be able to work together on future similar initiatives.”
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