Cleaner Air and Tackling Climate Change

Everyone should have the right to breathe clean air, and the countless studies showing the harm caused by toxic air are just too serious to ignore. The Government and the Council have both shown commendable commitment to tackling the problem of poor air and I promise to support them both at every turn to protect local people, and leave a legacy of clean air for future generations in the Cities of London and Westminster. That’s why I will support the aims of the Council’s Air Quality Action Plan by urging the Government and private enterprise to take the steps necessary to cleaning up our air.


My Petition for Tougher Penalties for Engine Idling

Last Wednesday, I launched a petition calling on the government to give councils the power to issue increased on-the-spot fines to drivers who persistently leave their engines to idle despite repeat warning.

Tree Planting in Marylebone

I was out in Marylebone this afternoon along with Cllr Barbara Arzymanow to add a bit more greenery to Westminster’s pavements by helping to plant a tree as part of Wild West End, a partnership between Portman, Crown, Howard de Walden, Grosvenor and Shaftsbury to encourage biodiversity in the Wes

Clean Air Day and the Fight Against Air Pollution

Despite World Cup fervour gripping the country, I am sure it will not have escaped your attention that today is Clean Air Day! To mark the occasion, I thought I would share some recent thoughts on a subject very close the hearts of many residents and one which I am regularly asked about.

Air Pollution (London)

Mark made the following contribution to a Westminster Hall debate tabled by fellow London MP, Diane Abbott. 

Mark Meets Local Environmental Campaigner

Cities of London and Westminster MP, Mark Field, met his constituent Mark Dowd in the House of Commons this morning to discuss climate change.

Reflecting On Climate Change

For more than two decades we have been bombarded with plentiful information about the need for action to build a more sustainable environment and to tackle climate change.

Clean Fuels

I shall open up the debate slightly to one or two general issues, as well as touching on issues that affect my own constituency in central London. So I should like to thank the hon. Member for Lewisham, Deptford (Joan Ruddock) for broadening the debate earlier.