Jessica Morden Jessica Morden - Labour MP for Newport East, Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons and PPS to Keir Starmer
📩 Thank you to all the #NewportEast constituents who contacted me about yesterday’s vote on amendments to the Environment Bill – I know that this is a really important issue for a lot of people across our community.
🗳 I voted to keep the Lord’s Amendment to the bill which would prevent private companies from being able to pollute rivers and waterways with sewage.
🌳 The Conservatives, however, voted for a weaker amendment on raw sewage discharges that ministers claimed would stop sewage polluting our rivers and waterways without giving a specific number or target of how much would be stopped.
🌹 Labour wants stronger measures to end raw sewage discharges into rivers and seas and will continue to push for faster and bolder action to protect our environment.