Luke hosted a Facebook livestream with Councillor Sue Dann last week to talk about Plymouth’s environmental efforts. Sue is the Cabinet Member for the Environment and Street Scene at Plymouth County Council, and was keen to discuss issues about the local area and how to make Plymouth greener.
The conversation included discussion on planting trees, releasing beavers, improving local air quality and protecting natural habitats. In Luke’s role as Shadow Environment Secretary as well as a Plymouth MP, he is always keen to talk about local environmental issues, and this call was a great chance for him to talk to a Labour councillor leading Plymouth City Council’s environmental efforts.
Plymouth’s Labour City Council has an ambitious plan to plant more trees, restore nature, increase canopy cover, increase recycling. They worked with Luke to deliver the UK’s first National Marine Park in Plymouth Sound, one of Luke’s key election pledges back in 2017.
Luke Pollard MP stressed the importance of Labour’s continued environmental work. He said:
‘There is no future on a dead planet …. We need to make sure that we decarbonise, that we protect our biodiversity, and that we create green jobs. We’ve got a really good Council in Plymouth which is doing amazing things’.
You can click here to watch and share Luke’s conversation with Sue, which took place on the evening of March 29th.