UK: MP Robbie Moore highlights Labour Party’s hypocrisy over opposing Environment Act


British Conservative Party Politician and Member of Parliament for Keighley Constituency in the United Kingdom, Robbie Moore, lashes out at the Labour Party, who voted against improving the Environment Act, said they were more interested in playing politics over water quality than improving it.

British Conservative Party Politician and Member of Parliament for the Keighley Constituency in the United Kingdom, Robbie Moore, while addressing the water quality issue in the Parliament, stood up to remind his colleagues about the tactics played by the Labour Party who voted against the Environment Act- A comprehensive package of measures to eliminate the discharge of sewage into the rivers.


MP Robbie ensured that the Conservative Party had taken real action to combat the sewage discharges into our lives. The Party has also signed the Environment law and has taken all the substantial measures to work against water-related issues in the Parliament.

MP Robbie, Today Thursday, June 29, 2023, while addressing in the House of Commons, reminded the hypocrisy of the Labour Party and mentioned some key points the Labour Party has voted against the Environment Act.

In voting against this act, Labour voted:

  1. AGAINST a new duty on the Government to produce a statutory plan to reduce discharges from storm overflows and their adverse impact and to report to Parliament on progress.
  2. AGAINST a requirement for Government to produce a new report setting out the actions needed to eliminate discharges from storm overflows in England and the costs and benefits of those actions.
  3. AGAINST a new duty directly on water companies and the Environment Agency to publish data on storm overflow operation annually.
  4. AGAINST a new duty directly on water companies to publish near real-time information on the operation of storm overflows.
  5. AGAINST a new duty directly on water companies to monitor the water quality upstream and downstream of storm overflows and sewage disposal works.
  6. AGAINST a new duty directly on water companies to produce comprehensive statutory Drainage and Sewerage Management Plans, setting out how they will manage and develop their drainage and sewerage system over a minimum 25-year planning horizon, including how storm overflows will be addressed through these plans.
  7. AGAINST new government powers to direct water companies about these Plans if they need to address Government priorities, such as storm overflows sufficiently.
  8. AGAINST a duty on the Government to set and achieve at least one new target to drive progress in the priority area of water.

In reply to this, MP Robbie expressed his pride “I am proud to have voted FOR the Environment Act, which takes bold steps to tackle this issue.” he quoted.

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