Natural resources in Brecon and Radnorshire – from our carbon rich peatland soil, to our biodiverse rivers – are hugely important. As Member of Parliament for Brecon and Radnorshire, I am committed to protecting our local landscapes for the good of the environment, the community and our rural economy. I want to see ambitious alternative energy solutions, but over-populating the landscape with windfarms risks blighting iconic scenery that contribute directly to the local economy. Above all, I want local people to be able to decide what is right for their community. While the natural environment is paramount, planning decisions in Brecon and Radnor must take economic growth seriously.
On a personal and professional level, I am fully committed to tackling the climate crisis. This is an issue I work on actively both as a local MP, a member of the Conservative Environment Network and as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - from working to bring green jobs and investment to Brecon and Radnorshire, to introducing ground-breaking legislation such as the Environment Bill. Having worked in farming and environmental policy for most of my life, I am extremely proud of the farmers I represent and firmly believe that they are at the heart of the solution to the climate crisis. I have seen how passionate the people of Brecon and Radnorshire are and I fully intend to keep an ongoing dialogue with constituents about what more we can do to solve the climate and ecological emergency.