Huddersfield Climate Question Time – Friday 6 December 2019

Youth strikers join Huddersfield Friends of the Earth for General Election Climate Question Time

Our future is on fireWhat we do in the next few years will determine the future of our world because we are facing a climate emergency. 

This is why Huddersfield Friends of the Earth has organised a Climate Question Time for parliamentary candidates this Friday 6 December on how much they will pledge to be an MP for the environment. Meeting the parliamentary candidates will give youth climate striker and Huddersfield Friends of the Earth an important chance to get them to pledge their support for urgent climate action. 

Lesley Hawthorn, co-cordinator of Huddersfield Friends of the Earth said: 

“As we have seen from the recent Global Youth Strikes for Climate,  concern about the climate emergency is growing ever stronger. The aim of the hustings is for candidates   to set out their position on the climate and biodiversity crisis and for young people to be able to ask them directly about issues that concern them.

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“Real leadership from a local MP comes through action, not words, and that’s why we want the government to stop climate-wrecking plans for more roads, runways and all fossil fuels extraction and instead put carbon-cutting at the heart of all government policy”. 

“We have a short window of opportunity left to avoid total climate breakdown.  But we also know that politicians won’t put climate at the top of their agenda unless they know how important it is to voters”.

Confirmed Parliamentary candidates attending include:

  • Andrew Cooper(Green Party candidate for Huddersfield)
  • Ken Davy (Conservative Party candidate for Huddersfield)
  • Barry Sheerman (Labour Party candidate for Huddersfield)

Candidates from all the main Westmister parties have been invited.

The Climate Question Time takes place on Friday 6 December at 4.30pm at Huddersfield Mission. Places are limited, please book a free ticket via Eventbrite:

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