New House of Commons favours green agenda

The House of Commons begins the new parliamentary session a good deal greener than it was before the general election. A MORI opinion poll has revealed that a large majority of MPs would support a more radical environmental programme than the Government's - and that newly elected MPs are greener than their predecessors.1

The poll was carried out during and immediately after the Earth Summit. It was commissioned by WBMG Environmental Communications, a new campaigning consultancy whose partners include David Gee, former Director of Friends of the Earth, and Pete Wilkinson, ex-Campaign Director of Greenpeace UK. The survey is to be repeated annually.

The results are based on interviews with 123 MPs. The sample included seven Cabinet Ministers, 11 members of

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