In a motion, drawn up by former LibDem MP, Tessa Munt, neighbouring local authority, Somerset County Council declared a Climate Emergency this week. Councillors from all parties supported the motion which commits the council to action to address the real risks deriving from climate breakdown.
Tessa Munt said about this success:
"I’m thrilled that so many people in Somerset have supported this change. The time for talking is over. The County Council needs to play its part and must start pursuing an environmentally-friendly approach to all it does. I’m glad that Councillors from all parties supported my motion."
Nick Coates, Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate added:
"There is a similar motion going before Bath & North East Somerset Council next month which will commit the Council to become carbon neutral by 2030. I really hope that members from all parties support this motion."