Former special adviser Sam Hall heads a network of Conservative backbenchers committed to environmental action, which could wield significant influence over the development of green laws in this parliament. But can he find consensus?... Read more
General Election 2019
The latest news and analysis related to the UK's 2019 snap general election, which will be held on 12 December.
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Shadow environment secretary Luke Pollard has unveiled Labour’s environment team for the new parliamentary session
Former Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith has become a peer in the House of Lords and will continue his ministerial work at DEFRA and the Department for International Development
The government has gone back on its pledge to introduce a non-regression clause for environmental standards in the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, which the House of Commons will vote on this afternoon
The new government will go ahead with plans to introduce an environmental watchdog and binding targets on issues such as air pollution, as well as following through on a controversial pledge to examine reforming judicial review, today’s Queen’s Speech confirms
Former environment minister Zac Goldsmith, who lost his west London seat in the general election, is in line for a peerage, in a move which could see him keep his place in the cabinet, according to reports
With a large majority, the new Conservative government is moving full steam ahead with its plans for a hard Brexit. But does it plan to turn the UK into a ‘Singapore-on-Thames’ in the process? Simon Pickstone investigates
Following the Conservatives’ election victory, industry and green groups have turned their attention to when the government will bring back to the House of Commons its flagship pieces of environmental legislation required for when the UK leaves the EU
Mainstream parties may have impressed green groups with their environmental pledges, but some are worried about a Conservative Party promise to look at reforming judicial review. Simon Pickstone investigates
The government wants to lead the world on climate action and attract younger voters, but competing forces within the party will not make the transition a simple one. Simon Pickstone reports
Since taking office, the US president has taken a chainsaw to environmental regulations. With parts of Boris Johnson’s cabinet keen to pursue a deregulatory agenda, is there a danger the UK could follow Trump’s lead after Brexit?