Green Winchester

Winchester & Chandler's Ford MP Steve Brine is passionate about the 'green' agenda which drove him towards a career in politics from a very early age.

He has focused heavily on the issue since becoming Prospective MP for this constituency in late 2006; one of his first acts was to host a special screening of Al Gore's Oscar winning film An Inconvenient Truth at The Screen, Winchester.  

Steve says; "I am a pretty positive person and I happen to believe the massive challenge posed by climate change can be an even bigger opportunity if we approach it in the right way.  Moving to a low-carbon economy does not need to be all pain and it should not be about turning the clock back to some pre-industrial age.  If we wag our fingers at people in Winchester for living their lives we will get nowhere and we will lose the argument.  We need to work together and take every opportunity to change behaviour in an evolutionary way that will reduce our carbon footprint in line with locally agreed targets."

As well as supporting many of the progressive green policies of the current Government, Steve is determined to move our area towards a plastic free future and is working with exciting local organisations such as Final Straw Winchester led by local mum Michele Ingerslev. See details of our exclusive SILLY STRAW SATURDAY competition.

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Below you can see a huge amount of information from Steve's work in this area ...


Silly Straw Saturday winners go to No 10

The winners of a local competition held to tackle the scourge of single-use plastics visited 10 Downing Street on Thursday 28th February after Final Straw Winchester teamed up with local MP Steve Brine.

Cleaning up our air

Steve Brine and Cllr Jan Warwick have welcomed news that Environment Secretary Michael Gove has launched an ambitious new strategy to clean up our air and save lives.

Launch of Cycle Winchester

Steve Brine took part in a busy cycle train before he spoke to a large group of cyclists in the Abbey Gardens at the launch of Cycle Winchester on Saturday 12th May.

Big Pedal hits Merdon Junior School

Steve Brine visited Merdon Junior School in Chandler's Ford on Friday 27th April as he took part in the Big Pedal, the UK's largest cycling and scooting challenge, in a bid to raise awareness of the nation's air quality crisis.

Hampshire Chronicle column - Environmental zeal

Regular readers of my column will remember how, back in November, I made reference to the zeal with which Michael Gove has set about his work as Environment Secretary. I think it is fair to say in the time since he has not let up!  Read Steve's April 2018 column for the Hampshire Chronicle.

Future of agriculture consultation

Steve Brine has welcomed a consultation which he says is a 'once in a lifetime opportunity' for landowners and farmers to shape the future of English farming and the environment to ensure we create more resilient habitats, richer wildlife, healthier rivers and cleaner water.