My commitment to the environment

Gloucester, and Gloucestershire in a wider sense, has an intrinsic appreciation for the countryside and our beautiful green spaces. To ensure we do not lose this wonderful aspect of our community, we must look to protect, regenerate, and create areas of green space. Such examples can be seen in how I regularly help clean local brooks, creating new community gardens, and supporting the creation of a new green energy park in Hempsted. 

Please find more in-depth links to my various Environmental campaigns here:




Gloucester MP welcomes government draft Bill on animal sentience

Richard Graham MP has welcomed a government drafted Bill on animal sentience published this week. The Bill follows government commitments to enshrine animal sentience in law and to increase the maximum sentence for animal cruelty from six months to five years.

Action on the Ocean and Plastics

Nearly 150,000 rare seabirds – including the iconic little tern and black-throated diver – will be better protected as the UK’s ‘Blue Belt’ of marine protected areas extends by over 650 square miles.

A Greener Gloucester

I’ve had many emails effectively asking ‘how green is Gloucester and what more can we do?’ This is a good question not just for me, but for all of us.

So let me share some thoughts and wishes, and seek your views.

Barnwood Park and Arboretum

Everyone wants me to write about the latest twist in our Brexit saga, and I will – but first I want to ask you to do something even more unusual than voting for or against the EU: to vote for a Park.