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“We need less talk and more action” – City MP says at Portsmouth Climate Strike

In delivering his rousing speech as the only MP present, Stephen Morgan joined over a thousand attendees in urging more decisive action when it comes to tackling the worlds most pressing matter – climate change.

The event, which took place in Guildhall square in blazing sunshine unusual for September, is part of a nationwide demonstration of direct action specifically calling on Government to do more.

Speaking to the people, Mr Morgan said:

“We are living in a climate crisis that will spiral dangerously out of control unless we take rapid action now.

As one 8-year-old constituent said to me, “there is no planet B”. We are talking about nothing less than the irreversible destruction of our environment in our life time.

We must all stand together, shoulder to shoulder, and turn words into action.”

Taking a leading role in declaring a climate change emergency locally and consistently voting in favour of legislation in parliament – Mr Morgan is no new-comer to acting decisively over climate change.

The City MP regularly meets with organisations such as Friends of the Earth and in his first month on the frontbenches utilised his time taking learning best practice from local authorities paving the way for going greener.

Mr Morgan said:

“We cannot afford to be complacent. If we do not work together to fight climate change now, the shockwaves will destroy generations to come.

As a coastal community, it will be us who is disproportionately affected by climate change. The Prime Minister is a proven ambassador of indifference when it comes to climate change – presiding over a department while at the Foreign Office that saw 60% of climate attaches cut and receiving tens of thousands of pounds in donations from climate change denying pressure groups.

It is up to us, the people, to be the decisive voice of change. While Westminster is often the last place to understand this, as your MP I want you to know that I stand with you.”