Environment

The need to protect our environment for future generations was one of the reasons Mel got into politics in the first place. Before he was elected to Parliament in 2010 he spent two years going into local schools with his 'One Tonne Green Challenge' - an initiative he founded to engage and educate our young people on the need to recycle and reduce our carbon footprint.

From 2010 onwards he took this mission to Westminster and helped to steer a major energy bill through the House of Commons in 2013 which introduced strict carbon emissions targets. He supported the UK becoming the first major economy to legislate for net zero emissions by 2050 and, as Chair of the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee, he recently addressed Climate Assembly UK, co-signing the foreword to its report.

Mel is proud to represent much of Dartmoor, including its largest towns, and has worked with local communities and DNPA on the need to improve Dartmoor's infrastructure (e.g. broadband speeds and mobile phone coverage) while also preserving its unique heritage.

For more than a decade Mel has campaigned for a regular rail service between Okehampton and Exeter via Crediton which will take cars off the road and reduce air pollution along the A30.

News

MP HAILS BUDGET AS GOOD NEWS FOR DEVON

Mel Stride MP welcomed the budget delivered by Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak on Wednesday (11/03/20), describing it as particularly good news for Devon.

Taking on The Green Challenge

In October I was proud to be chosen by MPs from across the House of Commons to serve as chairman of the Treasury Select Committee. Following the General Election, I was re-elected unopposed to continue in the role.

Legislative Agenda for 2020

On Thursday debate concluded on the Government’s legislative agenda (as set out in the Queen’s Speech).

Domestic Agenda

The Government has now set out its agenda for the new Parliament with key pledges as follows:-

MEL TO CHAMPION ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONS AS BACK BENCHER

Mel Stride MP, who returned to the backbenches in July after five years as a minister and cabinet minister, will step up his efforts to champion environmental protections and measures to tackle climate change.

MEL PROUD THE UK IS LEADING THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

Central Devon MP and Leader of the House of Commons Mel Stride has welcomed the Government’s mission for the UK become the first major economy in the world to end its contribution towards global warming after the Prime Minister introduced a new law to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by

MEL INSPIRED BY VISIT TO ROTHAMSTED RESEARCH CENTRE OUTSIDE OKEHAMPTON

Mel Stride MP has described a visit to Rothamsted Research outside Okehampton as “fascinating and inspiring”. The MP met with Dr Jane Hawkins at North Wyke Farm, a large-scale research facility studying the flow of nutrients from soil to food, with the aim of making farming more sustainable.

MEL PROUD TO PLANT TREES FOR QUEEN’S COMMONWEALTH CANOPY

Mel Stride MP joined over 500 other MPs today in planting trees in their constituencies as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, a network of forest conservation initiatives to mark Her Majesty's lifetime of service to the Commonwealth.