Climate change is a serious and pressing concern. I know that many Redditch 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.

 

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Rachel heralds brave plans to ban ivory sales

Rachel Maclean, MP for Redditch County, has heralded Government plans to ban the sale of ivory in the UK as a huge success story. Proposals announced on Friday (6 October) will protect elephants and help combat poaching by removing opportunities for criminals to trade...

Rachel presses Environment Secretary to strengthen protections for animals

Rachel Maclean, MP for Redditch, today (Thursday) pressed the Environment Secretary on what steps the Government is taking to strengthen protections on animal welfare and animal sentience as the UK prepares to leave the EU. During Environment, Food and Rural Affairs...

Rachel and her team give up plastic for Lent to help the environment

Rachel has joined MP colleagues from across the UK in pledging to Give Up Plastic for Lent. The Parliamentarians have each agreed to take part in different single challenges to reduce their own use of plastics during the 40 days in the run-up to Easter. Rachel has...

Rachel urges residents to get together and clean up our town

With only a few weeks to go until the Great British Spring Clean, Rachel is urging local residents to organise a spring clean to help spruce up where they live. Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy’s annual national clean-up is back between the 2nd and 4th of March...

Rachel calls on Redditch Borough Council to go plastic free

As public support grows for the UK to do everything it can to reduce the use of plastics, Rachel Maclean, the MP for Redditch County, has called on Redditch Borough Council to go plastic free. Rachel has already committed her office to becoming plastic free, with...

Rachel calls on Wychavon District Council to go plastic free

As public support grows for the UK to do everything it can to reduce the use of plastics, Rachel Maclean, the MP for Redditch County, has called on Wychavon District Council to go plastic free. Rachel has already committed her office to becoming plastic free, with...

Rachel welcomes introduction of Ivory Bill which will boost fight against elephant poaching

Rachel Maclean, the MP for Redditch County, has sought assurances from the Environment Secretary that the UK’s ban on ivory sales will be law in time for the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference this Autumn. The Bill, which was introduced to Parliament last month, takes...

Rachel welcomes tenfold increase in maximum sentences for animal cruelty

Conservative Government plans to increase the maximum sentence for animal cruelty tenfold has been welcomed by Rachel. Following a public consultation, Environment Secretary, Michael Gove MP, has announced animal abusers who commit the most heinous crimes will now...

Rachel backs ban on third-party sales of puppies and kittens

Rachel has added her voice to calls for the Government to introduce a ban on third-party puppy and kitten sales in England. Today (August 22nd), the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, announced a consultation will be launched on an outright ban that will mean anyone...

Rachel welcomes ban on electric shock collars

Rachel has welcomed the Conservative Government’s decision to ban cruel electric shock collars. The electronic training collars, which are used for dogs and cats, will be banned under new legislation, Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, announced on Monday (August...