Councillors from the Medway Labour and Co-operative Group were pleased to attend and support today’s Medway Youth Climate Change Movement rally.
The rally drew support from a wide cross section of Medway society, as people from different backgrounds and ages joined together in unison to call on world leaders to do more to tackle climate change at Cop26. Impassioned speeches were given by children from Medway schools who were concerned about the future of our area and our planet.
Our Environmental Spokesperson Simon Curry also had the opportunity to speak to promote positive local environmental projects that our Councillors have been involved in, and to reiterate our hopes that COP26 would bring about positive change instead of more broken promises.
While there was a presence from Medway Labour, the Libs Dems, and the Green Party, it was unfortunately noticeable that nobody from the Medway Conservative Party came along to support our young people.
Cllr Teresa Murray, Deputy Leader of the Medway Labour and Co-operative Group said:
“It was great to listen to the young people like Josie speaking out on climate issues today. These are the people that we need to be listening to, and that the Conservative Council need to be listening to. I was therefore disappointed by the absence of the Medway Tories at this rally today. With the Medway 2023 elections not long away, it’s clear that our community needs to choose the climate by choosing change and choosing Labour.”
Cllr Vince Maple, Leader of the Medway Labour and Co-operative Group added:
“I’m really proud we’ve had a huge turnout here, with people joining us from various political parties across Medway.
“Hearing from some of the young people who spoke today I’m hopeful that our future is in safe hands. I would say to anyone that wants to get involved with a Party that is putting the climate emergency at the heart of everything they do, then please join us here at Medway Labour.”