CAMPAIGNERS are calling on Keighley MP Robbie Moore to back the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill.

They displayed a banner outside the MP’s North Street office.

Chris Hardy, from the group, said: “We are taking part in this action to inform our MP that we need him to support this Bill and to tell the Government to take much bolder steps to tackle the climate crisis that is already threatening the lives, homes and livelihoods of people all over the planet.

“The Bill is the only legislative plan before MPs that aims to tackle the climate and biodiversity crises at the speed and scale that science demands.

“We are inviting our MP to have a discussion with his constituents about the Bill.”

Mr Moore told the Keighley News: “Tackling climate change is a huge priority for me.

“I am proud that the UK was the first G7 country to legislate to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and the Government has announced around £2 billion for new policies since setting the net zero targets.

“Whilst I welcome the increased awareness and debate the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill brings – which is most definitely a good thing – I do not believe this Bill is required as work is already well underway, through current and new legislation which is working its way through both Houses of Parliament.”