19 July 2016
East Devon Greens highlighting environmental concerns in Exmouth
The East Devon Green Party were out and about in Exmouth on Saturday 16th July 2016. EDGP have long been concerned that leaving the EU may have detrimental effects on protection of the environment. EU legislation has been responsible in large part for improvements in wildlife and environmental protections, which has massively improved our air and water quality, along with the state of our beaches, something that we cherish in East Devon.
EDGP have written a letter to Hugo Swire, Conservative MP for East Devon, urging him ‘to guarantee ongoing environmental protections and stronger climate action, in light of the recent vote to leave the EU’.
Members spoke to many local Exmouth residents, a large number of whom expressed their dismay about Brexit and were extremely concerned about environmental legislation; those who had voted Leave also recognised that environmental protection had not played a big part in the debate and was a serious concern for the future.
EDGP, one of the largest political parties in East Devon, would like to thank the residents of Exmouth for talking to them and engaging in some interesting, intelligent and varied discussions. Another 59 signatures were added to their letter to Sir Hugo Swire.
For more information about EDGP, or to make a real difference to local issues, why not get in touch. We meet at a different venue around East Devon every month, and this month we are meeting in Franklin’s in The Strand, Exmouth on Thursday, 28th July at 7.30pm. For more information, contact us via the East Devon Green Party Facebook page, or on Twitter @eastdevongreens, or contact Olly Davey on firstname.lastname@example.org. Other contact details on the Contacts web page