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.

News

Robert Joins Lily Cole in Calling for Increased Climate Ambition

Robert has joined super-model and campaigner Lily Cole at a Parliamentary reception calling for increased ambition to tackle climate change.

Robert has added his name to a cross-party letter calling on the Prime Minister to back a UK net zero emissions target before 2050.

Robert Speaks in Support of the Agriculture Bill

Robert has expressed his strong support for the Government’s Agriculture Bill, which he described as setting out a “bold and ambitious vision” for the future of British farming.

Robert meets with WASP (Windrush Against Sewage Pollution)

Robert said, "It was great to touch base with WASP (Windrush Against Sewage Pollution) in Swinbrook and update them on my meeting with Michael Gove, as well as understand the fantastic work they have doing to promote this issue - including being on Countryfile and South Today!

Robert speaks on remaining stages of the Ivory BIll

Robert said, "We have had an important discussion of this Bill over the past few weeks. It has been a great honour to speak on something that is so important to so many of my constituents.

Robert on Sunday Politics South

Robert appeared on Sunday Politics South to discuss tuition fees, public inquiries, marine conservation zones and air quality.