James Frith, Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Bury North, has given his backing to Labour plans to deliver a Green Industrial Revolution if the Conservatives are defeated at the next General Election.
Labour’s Green Industrial Revolution will use public investment to create good, clean jobs, tackle the climate emergency and rebuild held back towns and communities like Bury.
- Ban all fracking – following the lead of Bury’s Labour Council
- Bring almost all the UK’s 27 million homes to the highest energy efficiency standards feasible
- Install solar panels on 1.75 million lower-income homes
- Make all future new houses zero carbon homes
- Increase wind farms in the sea by 700%
- Make public transport better and cleaner
- Nationalise the energy grid and make it suitable for green energy
- Create over 450,000 new green jobs
Speaking about the plans, James said:
“We’re in the midst of the most serious crisis ever to face humanity, but the Conservative Government refuse to even recognise it as an emergency.
“I’m proud to have voted to declare a national climate emergency and for the role I played in Parliament in pushing the Government to commit to net zero emissions by 2050, but the reality is we have to act much quicker than that.
“Labour’s plans to invest in tackling the climate crisis will usher in a Green Industrial Revolution with good, clean jobs that will transform towns and communities like Bury that have been held back and neglected by a near decade of Tory austerity.
“At this election, the choice is clear – we can either take action to protect future generations or allow the Tories to help fuel our planet’s destruction.
“Only a vote for Labour in Bury North can bring about the radical change we need to tackle the climate threat. Backing smaller parties will deliver another five years of Tory rule and inaction on climate change. That’s why so many former Green Party candidates and members back my re-election.
“Keep your faith in me and I’ll fight for the radical change we need.”