Medway Labour Group Announce Local Climate Events
The Medway Labour and Co-operative Group will be running a series of talks on the theme of climate change across Medway. The first of these talks will be held at St. Nicholas’ Church in Strood on the 5th of April at 7pm.
Cllr Simon Curry, Medway Labour and Co-operative Group Spokesperson for Regeneration, Culture and the Environment:
“Climate Change is now affecting everything we do as a nation, so it is essential we have a clear understanding of how we respond as a community and as individuals. This is an opportunity for local people to talk to their local Labour councillors about how climate change will affect all our lives.
“At the national level, the Labour Party is committed to tackling this through investment and innovation.
“Here in Medway, there is that same level of commitment from Labour, to make sure that the community and the local economy responds to the challenge of climate change.”
Cllr Zoe Van Dyke, Medway Labour and Co-operative Group member for Strood North said:
“I’m looking forward to engaging with the public at these climate-themed talks. We face numerous climate issues in Medway, such as sewage in the river and air pollution in our densely-populated wards.
“We believe these events will demonstrate that Medway’s Labour team are both motivated and capable of tackling these problems if we take control of the Council in 2023.”
Cllr Vince Maple, Leader of the Medway Labour and Co-operative Group added:
“I am proud to say that the Labour Party is leading by example on this issue. While the climate threat is an international issue, action must start at home.
“A future Labour government led by Keir Starmer would invest £28bn every year until 2030 to tackle the climate crisis, simultaneously protecting the planet and creating secure and environmentally-friendly jobs in the UK.”