Kettering

Philip Hollobone Watch

Conservative majority 16,765 (34.0%)

Kettering

Philip Hollobone Watch

Conservative majority 16,765 (34.0%)

Kettering

Philip Hollobone Watch

Conservative majority 16,765 (34.0%)

OUR MP

Philip Hollobone is a fully signed up member of the nasty party. He has attempted to reintroduce national service. He introduced a private member's bill on capital punishment in 24 June 2013. Similarly, his Young Offenders (Parental Responsibility) Bill, Foreign National Offenders (Exclusion from the United Kingdom), Asylum Seekers (Return to Nearest Safe Country) Bill, BBC Licence Fee (Civil Debt) Bill and Equality and Diversity (Reform) Bill, were all withdrawn. His European Communities Act 1972 (Repeal) Bill also failed to progress to a vote. He was in favour of banning the burka.

In March 2018, he joined three other Conservative backbench MPs in "talking out" a bill by Green Party MP Caroline Lucas, which aimed to reverse private sector involvement in the NHS. By filibustering for three-and-a-half hours, Lucas was left with just 17 minutes to present her bill, which was subsequently shelved without a vote.





OUR MP

Philip Hollobone is a fully signed up member of the nasty party. He has attempted to reintroduce national service. He introduced a private member's bill on capital punishment in 24 June 2013. Similarly, his Young Offenders (Parental Responsibility) Bill, Foreign National Offenders (Exclusion from the United Kingdom), Asylum Seekers (Return to Nearest Safe Country) Bill, BBC Licence Fee (Civil Debt) Bill and Equality and Diversity (Reform) Bill, were all withdrawn. His European Communities Act 1972 (Repeal) Bill also failed to progress to a vote. He was in favour of banning the burka.

In March 2018, he joined three other Conservative backbench MPs in "talking out" a bill by Green Party MP Caroline Lucas, which aimed to reverse private sector involvement in the NHS. By filibustering for three-and-a-half hours, Lucas was left with just 17 minutes to present her bill, which was subsequently shelved without a vote.





OUR MP

Philip Hollobone is a fully signed up member of the nasty party. He has attempted to reintroduce national service. He introduced a private member's bill on capital punishment in 24 June 2013. Similarly, his Young Offenders (Parental Responsibility) Bill, Foreign National Offenders (Exclusion from the United Kingdom), Asylum Seekers (Return to Nearest Safe Country) Bill, BBC Licence Fee (Civil Debt) Bill and Equality and Diversity (Reform) Bill, were all withdrawn. His European Communities Act 1972 (Repeal) Bill also failed to progress to a vote. He was in favour of banning the burka.

In March 2018, he joined three other Conservative backbench MPs in "talking out" a bill by Green Party MP Caroline Lucas, which aimed to reverse private sector involvement in the NHS. By filibustering for three-and-a-half hours, Lucas was left with just 17 minutes to present her bill, which was subsequently shelved without a vote.





Our Group

Post 1 – How we started

Kettering MP Watch story began with two members of Stronger as One Northants wondering whether the local MP, Philip Hollobone, was doing everything possible to head off the climate crisis and protect biodiversity.

We met with Mr Hollobone and explained his view that Rishi Sunak’s watering-down of the UK's net zero policies was in the best interest of the UK’s population and that the impact of climate change would be minimal in the UK. Moreover, the UK was leading the world in the net zero transitions and the real problem was countries like China where the carbon emissions are much higher. Regarding the development of the Rosebank oil and gas field, this would be a benefit as it would mitigate the UK’s fuel insecurity.

Mr Hollobone listened to our concerns and generously agreed to talk to a public meeting about similar issues. However, we left feeling confused as the reasonable and rosy picture painted by Mr Hollobone was at odds with everything we had heard and read. We decided to undertake our own research.

We found a very different story.

A recent report from the government-appointed Climate Change Committee (CCC) stated concerns about the government’s lack of urgency, wavering on net zero commitments and lack of a clear leadership role internationally. The summary was that the committee’s confidence in the UK meeting its medium-term targets had decreased. The effects of climate change on the UK will be dramatic, with risks of health impacts, flooding, disruption to farming due to higher temperatures and droughts, and storms that damage buildings and disrupt transport, not to mention the displacement of people in other worse-affected countries putting pressure on immigration. While it is true that China is the world’s biggest emitter of carbon, the figures look very different when calculated per person. Regarding Rosebank, the fuel extracted will be sold on the global market and won’t help reduce bills in the UK.

We felt rage and injustice at being fobbed off with platitudes while the world was heading towards disaster, aided by those who believe they could make a few billions out of the situation.

It was a positive relief to find out about the MP Watch movement, a ready-formed group of like-minded people who are prepared to stand up for what they believe in. MP Watch inspired us to act, and we decided to see if the people of Kettering were ready to join us.

We decided to hold a public meeting supported by MP Watch and invited our local politicians to speak.

Post 2 – Public Meeting

Our public meeting, How Can Kettering’s MP Help to Save the Planet?’, was a great success with speakers from the main political parties and questions from the audience. https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/people/town-politicians-to-discuss-if-ketterings-mp-can-help-save-the-planet-at-free-event-4466022. We were amazed and pleased that there was such a lot of interest in the event which quickly sold out on Eventbrite.

It was attended by around 100 local people. We heard about what our MP has done to support environmental causes and what we can expect from other parties’ representatives if they were to be elected at the forthcoming election.

There was excellent support from national MP Watch. Jessica Townsend and Tom Hardy travelled up to Kettering to talk about the role of the MP and MP Watch. We had input about the science behind the climate emergency from Charlie Gardner.

There was a lot of agreement in the room although some of Philip Hollobone’s opinions were contested quite vocally by members of the audience.

This demonstration of participatory democracy in action inspired us and hopefully others. Our next move is to launch Kettering MP Watch with a meeting on 6th February.

Watch this space for how we get on.

Our Group

Post 1 – How we started

Kettering MP Watch story began with two members of Stronger as One Northants wondering whether the local MP, Philip Hollobone, was doing everything possible to head off the climate crisis and protect biodiversity.

We met with Mr Hollobone and explained his view that Rishi Sunak’s watering-down of the UK's net zero policies was in the best interest of the UK’s population and that the impact of climate change would be minimal in the UK. Moreover, the UK was leading the world in the net zero transitions and the real problem was countries like China where the carbon emissions are much higher. Regarding the development of the Rosebank oil and gas field, this would be a benefit as it would mitigate the UK’s fuel insecurity.

Mr Hollobone listened to our concerns and generously agreed to talk to a public meeting about similar issues. However, we left feeling confused as the reasonable and rosy picture painted by Mr Hollobone was at odds with everything we had heard and read. We decided to undertake our own research.

We found a very different story.

A recent report from the government-appointed Climate Change Committee (CCC) stated concerns about the government’s lack of urgency, wavering on net zero commitments and lack of a clear leadership role internationally. The summary was that the committee’s confidence in the UK meeting its medium-term targets had decreased. The effects of climate change on the UK will be dramatic, with risks of health impacts, flooding, disruption to farming due to higher temperatures and droughts, and storms that damage buildings and disrupt transport, not to mention the displacement of people in other worse-affected countries putting pressure on immigration. While it is true that China is the world’s biggest emitter of carbon, the figures look very different when calculated per person. Regarding Rosebank, the fuel extracted will be sold on the global market and won’t help reduce bills in the UK.

We felt rage and injustice at being fobbed off with platitudes while the world was heading towards disaster, aided by those who believe they could make a few billions out of the situation.

It was a positive relief to find out about the MP Watch movement, a ready-formed group of like-minded people who are prepared to stand up for what they believe in. MP Watch inspired us to act, and we decided to see if the people of Kettering were ready to join us.

We decided to hold a public meeting supported by MP Watch and invited our local politicians to speak.

Post 2 – Public Meeting

Our public meeting, How Can Kettering’s MP Help to Save the Planet?’, was a great success with speakers from the main political parties and questions from the audience. https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/people/town-politicians-to-discuss-if-ketterings-mp-can-help-save-the-planet-at-free-event-4466022. We were amazed and pleased that there was such a lot of interest in the event which quickly sold out on Eventbrite.

It was attended by around 100 local people. We heard about what our MP has done to support environmental causes and what we can expect from other parties’ representatives if they were to be elected at the forthcoming election.

There was excellent support from national MP Watch. Jessica Townsend and Tom Hardy travelled up to Kettering to talk about the role of the MP and MP Watch. We had input about the science behind the climate emergency from Charlie Gardner.

There was a lot of agreement in the room although some of Philip Hollobone’s opinions were contested quite vocally by members of the audience.

This demonstration of participatory democracy in action inspired us and hopefully others. Our next move is to launch Kettering MP Watch with a meeting on 6th February.

Watch this space for how we get on.

Our Group

Post 1 – How we started

Kettering MP Watch story began with two members of Stronger as One Northants wondering whether the local MP, Philip Hollobone, was doing everything possible to head off the climate crisis and protect biodiversity.

We met with Mr Hollobone and explained his view that Rishi Sunak’s watering-down of the UK's net zero policies was in the best interest of the UK’s population and that the impact of climate change would be minimal in the UK. Moreover, the UK was leading the world in the net zero transitions and the real problem was countries like China where the carbon emissions are much higher. Regarding the development of the Rosebank oil and gas field, this would be a benefit as it would mitigate the UK’s fuel insecurity.

Mr Hollobone listened to our concerns and generously agreed to talk to a public meeting about similar issues. However, we left feeling confused as the reasonable and rosy picture painted by Mr Hollobone was at odds with everything we had heard and read. We decided to undertake our own research.

We found a very different story.

A recent report from the government-appointed Climate Change Committee (CCC) stated concerns about the government’s lack of urgency, wavering on net zero commitments and lack of a clear leadership role internationally. The summary was that the committee’s confidence in the UK meeting its medium-term targets had decreased. The effects of climate change on the UK will be dramatic, with risks of health impacts, flooding, disruption to farming due to higher temperatures and droughts, and storms that damage buildings and disrupt transport, not to mention the displacement of people in other worse-affected countries putting pressure on immigration. While it is true that China is the world’s biggest emitter of carbon, the figures look very different when calculated per person. Regarding Rosebank, the fuel extracted will be sold on the global market and won’t help reduce bills in the UK.

We felt rage and injustice at being fobbed off with platitudes while the world was heading towards disaster, aided by those who believe they could make a few billions out of the situation.

It was a positive relief to find out about the MP Watch movement, a ready-formed group of like-minded people who are prepared to stand up for what they believe in. MP Watch inspired us to act, and we decided to see if the people of Kettering were ready to join us.

We decided to hold a public meeting supported by MP Watch and invited our local politicians to speak.

Post 2 – Public Meeting

Our public meeting, How Can Kettering’s MP Help to Save the Planet?’, was a great success with speakers from the main political parties and questions from the audience. https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/people/town-politicians-to-discuss-if-ketterings-mp-can-help-save-the-planet-at-free-event-4466022. We were amazed and pleased that there was such a lot of interest in the event which quickly sold out on Eventbrite.

It was attended by around 100 local people. We heard about what our MP has done to support environmental causes and what we can expect from other parties’ representatives if they were to be elected at the forthcoming election.

There was excellent support from national MP Watch. Jessica Townsend and Tom Hardy travelled up to Kettering to talk about the role of the MP and MP Watch. We had input about the science behind the climate emergency from Charlie Gardner.

There was a lot of agreement in the room although some of Philip Hollobone’s opinions were contested quite vocally by members of the audience.

This demonstration of participatory democracy in action inspired us and hopefully others. Our next move is to launch Kettering MP Watch with a meeting on 6th February.

Watch this space for how we get on.

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