I am heavily involved in campaigning for better air quality and to improve our green spaces.
As Mayor of the Sheffield City Region (SCR), I have pledged to introduce an Air Quality Action Plan which brings together the four South Yorkshire councils and transport providers to reduce the health costs associated with poor air quality.Read more
Whilst it is clear that we need a mix of energy sources in the future, I do not believe there is sufficient evidence to justify fracking at this stage. I am very concerned about the potential impact of fracking on Barnsley and on other communities around the country.Read more
I am very concerned about the recent decline in our bee population. Bees are absolutely vital to our economy and environment. We should be doing all we can to reverse this trend and protect bees from damaging pesticides and other environmental degradation.Read more
Last week the Office for National Statistics released figures showing that over the course of winter last year a staggering 24,300 people died from mostly preventable causes.Read more
I remain very concerned about recent developments regarding potential fracking sites in Barnsley.Read more