Protecting Our Local Environment

I am standing up for green issues in Parliament. I have coordinated a letter to the PM from over 100 MPs calling for reduced carbon emissions and am fighting plastic pollution on our beaches.

Campaigns

Support for our Environment

Simon has met Energy Ministers including Secretary of State Greg Clark (pictured in Guisborough) for talks about how local industry can work in partnership with the Government to deliver the first Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) operation in Britain.

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News

Update on Guisborough habitat destruction

After meeting residents and Councillor Graham Jeffery in Hutton ward on Friday to discuss the site clearance off Meynell Avenue, I sat down with your local Conservative councillors.

Tree devastation in Guisborough

A big thank you to everyone who turned out for yesterday’s public meeting about the felling of all the trees off Meynell Avenue in Guisborough last week, which is clearly visible from The Avenue.

Britain's Greenest MP

It was a huge honour to be named "Britain’s Greenest MP" last night at The Climate Coalition’s Green Heart Hero Awards. The Green Heart Hero Awards recognise the work of individuals, community groups and businesses to tackle climate change and promote a cleaner future.

Lowest CO2 since 1888

A couple of weeks ago we had the story of school pupils going on “strike” over climate change. Today, it’s confirmed that U.K. CO2 emissions have fallen for the sixth year in a row, to the lowest level since 1888.

A fantastic community effort in Stewart Park

I was out and about with my little boy Ed when we bumped into all the team cleaning up Stewart Park, Middlesbrough. This was a fantastic effort and it was great to see so many friends, including Maria Cairns-Lord, Carolyn Dodds, Jon Rathmell, Dave James Tate and Jan Mohan!

Cleveland's recovering wildlife

I paid an amazing visit to the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, whose volunteers are restoring our barn owl population across Cleveland. From just two breeding pairs of these magnificent birds a few years ago, we are now up to 35.

Supporting Ocean Revival 2020

I'm supporting former Royal Marine Joel, from Marton, who came to tell me about Ocean Revival 2020, an incredible challenge he's undertaking with three fellow Marines next year to row across the Atlantic, from the Brooklyn Bridge in New York to Tower Bridge in London - a journey that will take th

Fighting for Our Environment

I'm delighted to have been nominated for the award of Britain's "Greenest MP" by The Climate Coalition ahead of their #showthelove awards in March - wish me luck!

Protecting Our Climate

Working in Westminster, it's not every day you are joined by a supermodel, but it was a delight to be joined by Lily Cole as I hosted a reception to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Climate Change Act.