Big Climate Connection

Fabian Hamilton MP listens to campaignersThank you all Leeds lobbyists! Between us we lobbied 6 Leeds MPs about today’s most pressing climate issues. We’ve had a brief report in from Leeds West, and the Leeds North East lobby of Fabian Hamilton MP got coverage in Guardian Leeds!

Thanks again to everyone for helping push climate change to the top of the political agenda.


Big Climate Connection motif: coloured outlines of peopleStop Climate Chaos are organising a national lobby of MPs in their consituencies on 5/6 November. This is too good an opportunity to miss, so we’ve been encouraging people in Leeds to sign up for this on the SCC interactive map.

Where does your MP stand on climate issues?

In the run-up to the general election, our colleagues over at Fair 10 Challenge quizzed all the local parliamentary candidates on a range of global justice issues, and one of the questions they asked was…

Do you support urgent action on climate change to secure a fair, ambitious and binding global deal in 2010, and will you support action and put pressure on the Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change to ensure the UK achieves 40% cuts in emissions by 2020 and contributes its fair share of finance to help developing countries adapt to a changing climate?

To see how they responded, mouse over the map below – and then check out the fuller responses here. (If you don’t know which constituency you’re in, enter your postcode alongside the map on this page.)

map of constituencies around Leeds Elmet & Rothwell Leeds Northwest Pudsey Morley & Outwood Leeds Northeast Leeds Central Leeds East Leeds West
 
Alec Shelbrooke MP

Elmet & Rothwell

Alec Shelbrooke
Conservative

‘Fair 10’ score: 2
Climate action: No

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Greg Mulholland MP

Leeds Northwest

Greg Mulholland
Lib Dem

‘Fair 10’ score: 10
Climate action: Yes

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Stuart Andrew MP

Pudsey

Stuart Andrew
Conservative

‘Fair 10’ score:
Climate action:

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Ed Balls MP

Morley & Outwood

Ed Balls
Labour

‘Fair 10’ score: 5
Climate action: Yes

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Fabian Hamilton MP

Leeds Northeast

Fabian Hamilton
Labour

‘Fair 10’ score: 7.5
Climate action: No

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Hilary Benn MP

Leeds Central

Hilary Benn
Labour

‘Fair 10’ score: 2
Climate action: Yes

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George Mudie MP

Leeds East

George Mudie
Labour

‘Fair 10’ score:
Climate action:

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Rachel Reeves MP

Leeds West

Rachel Reeves
Labour

‘Fair 10’ score: 5
Climate action: Maybe

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