Angela Smith MP

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Angela calls for an ambitious Environment Bill

Angela joined the RSPB for their annual reception in Parliament this week for an exclusive showcase of projects delivering solutions to the environment and climate emergency.

The RSPB is urging MPs to show leadership for nature by supporting ambitious new laws to tackle the nature crisis. Urgent actions set out by the Charity include an

Angela joined the RSPB for their annual reception in Parliament this week for an exclusive showcase of projects delivering solutions to the environment and climate emergency.

The RSPB is urging MPs to show leadership for nature by supporting ambitious new laws to tackle the nature crisis. Urgent actions set out by the Charity include an ambitious Environment Bill with targets for nature’s recovery, at least 2% of GBP to be spent on the environment, and policies to secure net zero emissions by 2050.

Angela Smith said:

"It’s really important to take a moment to reflect on how central nature is to all of our lives, and the huge benefit it has for a functioning and healthy planet”

"With report after report warning of crisis and dire consequences for people and nature, I want to be part of the solution,

This means taking action now to secure a future for nature.” 

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with targets for nature’s recovery, at least 2% of GBP to be spent on the environment, and policies to secure net zero emissions by 2050.

Angela Smith said:

"It’s really important to take a moment to reflect on how central nature is to all of our lives, and the huge benefit it has for a functioning and healthy planet”

"With report after report warning of crisis and dire consequences for people and nature, I want to be part of the solution,

This means taking action now to secure a future for nature.” 

ENDS

Angela Joins the Liberal  Democrats

Over the past few years I have been on a political journey triggered by an increasing sense of disenchantment with the Labour Party.  It appeared to me that Labour, a party which I had effectively been born into and supported all my life, was increasingly distancing itself from the national interest by putting its own priorities first.  This process intensified after the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader. 

What we have now is a Labour Party dominated by extremists, promoting Marxist policies and supporting an oppressive, unpleasant culture which attempts to bully members unhappy with this state of affairs out of the party. 

I left Labour because it has become an intolerant, narrow sect, driven by ideology and utterly contemptuous of those who look to compromise and consensus as the basis of good politics.   It became clear to me Labour no longer shared my progressive values.

At the same time, we are witnessing a similar process in the Conservative Party, where extremists are driving the party to the right.  The Conservative Party is now truly the English Nationalist Party, indulging in a fantasy vision of Brexit and purging the very best of its Parliamentarians. 

Our country deserves better than this.  At a time of national crisis, people deserve a better choice than the two old parties. 

I am therefore delighted to be joining Jo Swinson and the Liberal Democrats.  We need a more inclusive, tolerant politics for our country that values diversity.  The Liberal Democrats are the strongest party to stop Brexit and build a society that gives opportunities to everyone, tackles the climate crisis and invests in our public services.                                                                                                            

I am relishing continuing my work with the Liberal Democrats to not only fight against Brexit but to also campaign for the constitutional reform needed to mend our broken politics.

Angela Smith MP