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MP welcomes Cumbrian climate emergency campaigners to Parliament

July 1, 2019 1:06 PM

Tim with pupils from Grasmere schoolThis week local MP Tim Farron welcomed campaigners from across Cumbria to Parliament as part of a mass lobby urging MPs to address the climate crisis.

Tim held a Q&A with dozens of members of the Cumbria Wildlife Trust and heard impassioned speeches from year 6 pupils from Grasmere school on a range of environmental issues from cutting down on single-use plastics to the need to protect wildlife.

Tim said: "The climate emergency is the biggest issue that we face bar none.

"So, it was hugely encouraging to see so many folk from across our area travel down to London to lobby MPs to act.

"It was particularly inspiring to meet pupils from Grasmere primary school and hear how strongly they feel about the need to protect our planet.

"I know from conversations I've had in Westminster that the work that young people are doing to highlight the climate emergency is definitely changing the minds of Government ministers and civil servants when it comes to things like the need to invest in more environmentally friendly public transport - but there is still so much more to do."