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Progress on Alex's Net Zero Bill

It’s on its way! On Tuesday I presented my Bill which would create a legal obligation, the first for any G20 country, for the UK to reach Net Zero carbon emissions by the year 2050.

Alex Chalk launches Bill mandating the UK reduce carbon emissions to net zero

Alex Chalk, Member of Parliament for Cheltenham, will be tabling a 10 Minute Rule Bill on the 30 April mandating that the UK reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Alex has today launched his Net Zero Bill with a video for social media (below) explaining his campaign and why it's important that

Alex's Net Zero Bill

Climate change is not some theoretical future possibility – it is a present reality. 

Employment Levels in Cheltenham

Latest figures reveal that the number of people in work in the UK is at a record high. Wages are growing at their fastest pace in a decade – outstripping inflation and putting more money into people’s pockets.

Fantastic News for Cheltenham General Hospital

This week I wanted to celebrate some fantastic news for Cheltenham General Hospital – the award of £10 million to Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust for equipment replacement and infrastructure improvements.

Brexit Deadlock

People are angry with Parliament of course. I completely get that. 

The impasse is maddening when people and businesses need certainty to plan their futures.

Brexit Update and Indicative Votes

On 14 June 2017, shortly after the General Election I wrote this in the Gloucestershire Echo: “The Government no longer has its majority. There is now an imperative to achieve the maximum possible national consensus.