For The Love of Brighton...residents photobomb PMQs (*sort of)

  • Pavilion MP is Picture Perfect in Prime Minister’s Questions
  • Caroline takes Brighton's Big Picture petition to 10 Downing Street (and into PMQs)
  • Brighton and Hove takes a Selfie with a Heart
  • Creative petition urges David Cameron to Show Some Heart for what matters most
Bringing a breath of fresh air to Westminster, she made an impact at Number 10 and PMQs with a clear message from Brighton and Hove residents.
Hundreds of her constituents have asked Caroline to hold the Government to account on tackling climate change and she’s been urged to back major new national campaign, For The Love Of….
So she did just that. Caroline took to Brighton’s city centre last week to ask what residents loved most in the world - and why they wanted to protect it from climate change. Passers-by got snap happy, sharing their views in picture form with the aid of a giant love heart.
Caroline created a collage of the petition messages and delivered it yesterday to Number 10, urging the PM to attend the important UN climate summit on September 23.
The petition included a letter setting out the key climate policies the UK must adopt, and calling on him to commit to ambitious actions during the conference.
The proposals reflected what Caroline is lobbied about by Brighton residents.
Today, Caroline cemented Brighton’s message during PMQs, when she unfurled the petition and asked William Hague to confirm the PM’s plans and priorities for the conference.
Caroline said: “The message from Brighton has been loud and clear.  The Government is failing to do enough to tackle climate change – and, for the love of our children, our world and our future – we need to put pressure on Ministers to change that. My constituents want a commitment from the Government to protect the things they love most from the destruction of continued climate change.”
Brighton residents cited their top loves as family and friends, birds and bees, forests, the future generations and home, among others.
It comes when nearly one in five Brighton and Hove schools have gained the coveted Eco Schools Green Flag award – propelling the city into the top 10 greenest in the UK, as reported in today’s Argus.
The For The Love Of… campaign is a coalition of more 100 organisations, from environmental and development charities to unions, faith groups and women's groups, which are urging the Government to commit to ambitious actions on tackling climate change and protecting the things we love.
Caroline’s letter to the Prime Minister can be viewed here.

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