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

MP welcomes new Trade and Agriculture Commission

Winchester & Chandler’s Ford MP Steve Brine has welcomed the Government’s new Trade and Agriculture Commission which counts retailers, farming unions, consumer, hospitality and environmental bodies from across the UK as members.

Steve Brine meets climate lobbyists

Winchester & Chandler's Ford MP Steve Brine met with constituents on Tuesday 30th June, for the annual The Time is Now Mass Lobby.

MPs call on PM for a green recovery from Covid-19

Steve Brine has joined colleagues from the Conservative Environment Network Parliamentary Caucus to write to the Prime Minister in support of a green economic recovery from Covid-19.

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.