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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News

Steve speaks in landmark Enviromental Bill debate

Steve Brine spoke in the debate on the Environment Bill on Monday 28th October. The Environment Bill is the UK Government’s flagship legislation to tackle climate change, and to protect and strengthen the UK’s environmental protections as it leaves the EU.

Time is Now Lobby at Parliament

Winchester & Chandler's Ford MP Steve Brine met with constituents today on Old Palace Yard during The Time is Now Mass Lobby.

New cycle route to link Chandler’s Ford to Southampton

Steve Brine and Cllr Judith Grajewski have welcomed a new cycle and walking route which links Chandler’s Ford to Southampton.

The £1.14 million scheme will see a three metre wide, 2km-long off-road shared use cycle/footway along Hut Hill, linking Chandler’s Ford to Chilworth.

A great day as zero emissions target set

Steve Brine took part in a historic debate in the Commons on Wednesday 12th June as the government announced it was introducing new legislation today to reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.