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Investment in good quality green jobs across the UK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1: tabled on 11 May 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 49 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the urgency with which the UK must act to address the climate and nature emergencies; notes the scale and ambition of US President Biden’s $2.3 trillion plan to upgrade America so that it is greener and fairer and regrets the lack of such a plan for the UK; calls on the Government to invest in a transformative Green New Deal to create over one million well-paid, good quality green jobs where everyone has a role to play from insulating homes to delivering first class public services; notes that this would replace jobs lost as a result of the covid-19 outbreak and level up the UK; considers green jobs to include low carbon jobs in care, education and health as well as in nature conservation, industry and infrastructure; welcomes data from Green New Deal UK revealing the potential for a job-rich green recovery in every constituency; further calls on the Government to significantly increase investment in training and skills as well as job-creation; urges the Government to guarantee a just transition for workers in high carbon sectors including oil, gas, steel and aviation; further urges the Government to ensure the remits of the UK Infrastructure Bank and Green Savings Bonds advance a green economy and do not support fossil fuel extraction; and calls on the Government to move towards a wellbeing economy where the number and quality of good green jobs and the wellbeing of people and nature are the primary measures of the health of the nations.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 May 2021
Strangford
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 12 May 2021
North Down
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 12 May 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 12 May 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Birkenhead
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Liverpool, Walton
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 13 May 2021
Leicester East
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 2021
Edinburgh West
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 2021
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2021
Denton and Reddish
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 May 2021
Foyle
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2021
Jarrow
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 13 May 2021
East Lothian
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2021
Bedford
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2021
Salford and Eccles
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 May 2021
Twickenham
Davey, Ed
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 May 2021
Kingston and Surbiton
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 May 2021
Glasgow North West
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2021
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2021
Rochdale
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 May 2021
Edinburgh East
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 May 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2021
Coventry South
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 May 2021
Oxford West and Abingdon
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2021
City of Durham
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 May 2021
St Albans
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2021
Cynon Valley
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 May 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2021
Dunfermline and West Fife
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2021
North East Fife
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 May 2021
Arfon
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2021
Streatham
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2021
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2021
Glasgow North
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2021
Angus
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2021
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2021
Sheffield Central
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 June 2021
Ceredigion
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2021
Richmond Park

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.