Loughborough’s Labour Parliamentary Candidate Stuart Brady cycled to this year’s Labour Conference in Brighton on the day the Climate Strikes took place around the world.
Whilst Loughborough saw a Climate Strike demonstration attended by a diverse crowd, including Mr Brady’s wife, he attended the large Climate Strike outside the Houses of Parliament on his way from Loughborough to the Labour Conference.
Having cycled back to Loughborough from Labour Conference in Liverpool last September, Stuart Brady this year cycled around 60 miles from Parliament to Brighton Pavilion. He was joined by a group of Labour activists.
Mr Brady has a sporting background having played professional rugby for Premiership Rugby Club the Saracens.
The group set off from the Climate Strike outside Parliament to Clapham Common where they picked up the classic London to Brighton route.
Stuart Brady said “one of the key themes of this year’s Labour Conference is climate change. Over the course of the week we set out a comprehensive set of policies to completely overhaul our economy and society so that we can lead the world in moving towards carbon neutrality. This bike ride from the Climate Strike at Parliament was a very fitting way to start the week.”
“Once you get out of the London traffic it is a lovely route. There is a sting in the tail with the climb getting over the south-downs, but the sea views at the top are well worth it.”
“As Loughborough’s MP I would work hard on all aspects of climate change and local air quality. Walking and cycling, along with massive public transport improvements must be at the heart of that.”
“Here in Loughborough, there is some cycle path provision, but it’s very much a job half-done. With some confusing layouts and signage. There is also far from comprehensive coverage. I know the health and environmental benefits of cycling, and will promote it all the way as Loughborough’s MP.”
“With Loughborough’s heritage of world-leading science and technology companies, we are set to benefit massively from Labour’s planned Green New Deal that will bring about a Green Industrial Revolution.”