Protecting and preserving our environment for generations to come

As a keen conservationist, environmental issues are a priority of mine in Parliament and in West Oxfordshire.  One of the reasons West Oxfordshire is so special is the beautiful countryside which surrounds us and the diverse wildlife that inhabits it.

I am delighted that many of the issues I have campaigned on since entering Parliament are now being addressed by the Government.  These include action on plastics in our oceans, the introduction of CCTV in all slaughterhouses, and tougher punishment for those who commit acts of animal cruelty.  I will continue to work with local environmental groups and the Government to build on this progress.  Keep up to date with my latest work on this issue below.

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Petition to Bring the 2020 Global Climate Summit to London

Climate change is a serious and pressing concern. I know that many of us in West Oxfordshire care deeply about our environment. The UK has a leading role to play in tackling climate change. However, this also needs urgent attention from the Governments of the world.

Robert Supports Campaign to Save the Waterford Road Oak Tree

Robert said: "A number of constituents have contacted me recently to express concern about the future of a 300 year old veteran oak tree on the Madley Park Estate, which was threatened with felling due to structural damage suffered by nearby properties.

Robert Questions Energy Minister on Climate Change

Robert said: "Climate change has rightly been in the news a lot over the last two weeks. As a keen conservationist, and a member of the Conservative Environment Network, this is an issue I take very seriously.

Robert Signs Divest Parliament Pledge

Robert said: "I am pleased to join over 200 cross-party MPs in backing 'Divest Parliament' to ensure our pension fund is used to invest in a sustainable world powered by clean energy.