Animal Welfare & the Environment

Action we have taken

Since the General Election, Conservatives in Government have been actively working to improve animal welfare. We have taken action to:

And, as we leave the EU, new opportunities arise to further improve animal welfare:



Environment Bill Reaction

“For those people who are concerned that coming out of the EU might mean some dilution of environmental standards - this is way tougher than anything in the EU at the moment. We are going to be world leaders in environmental protection, and I absolutely support that.”

Act 4 Clean Air

Together with colleagues from across the political divide, I'm calling on the Government to include a 'Clean Air Bill' in the Queen's Speech - as part of the 'Clean Air for All' Campaign.

Tim's Guide to Going Green

I'm delighted to share with you my 'Guide to Going Green'. You can access this as an attachment below, and contains lots of information about how you can help the environment, and reduce your bills at the same time!

The Time is Now

It was a great opportunity to talk with a large group of constituents this afternoon as part of the ‘Time is Now’ lobby, discussing climate change and what we can do to protect our environment. Thanks to all those who came along.

Plastics in Rivers

I was very pleased to attend the Greenpeace presentation in Parliament last week which focused on plastics in our rivers. I received a copy of their informative new report “Upstream: Microplastics in UK Rivers”, which you can read here as an attachment below. 

Ending the UK’s contribution to global warming

I welcomed the announcement that the UK will become the first major economy in the world to end its contribution towards global warming, as the Conservative Government introduces a new law to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

COP 26 Climate Change Conference 2020 Petition

Climate change is a serious and pressing concern. I know that many East Worthing and Shoreham residents care deeply about our environment. The UK has a leading role to play in tackling climate change. However, this also needs urgent attention from the Governments of the world.

Conservative Environment Network Event

On Monday I joined calls for strong legislative targets to reduce air pollution in the upcoming 'Environment Bill' - expected to be introduced to Parliament this summer.

Weekly look ahead: 4th March

Another busy week ahead - with debates, meetings and events ranging from sheep-worrying to education funding.

Pledge to stop #PuppySmuggling

Today I’m pledging to help stop #puppysmuggling - I’ve read a worrying report from @dogstrust revealing horrific practices in some Eastern European countries where dogs are treated awfully and then transported hundreds of miles in horrendous conditions to be sold in the UK.