Steve Double MP re-elected as chairman of newly named Ocean Conservation All Party Parliamentary Group

Steve Double MP re-elected as chairman of newly named Ocean Conservation All Party Parliamentary Group

Statement:

‘This afternoon I was delighted to be re-elected as Chair of the Protect Our Waves All Party Parliamentary Group.

The group also confirmed it will be renaming itself, effective immediately as the Ocean Conservation All Party Parliamentary Group.

I am honoured to have again secured the backing of my Parliamentary colleagues in my re-election.

Serving as Chair of this group has been one of the most rewarding parts of my role as MP, and I am pleased, during my time in post, to have led on national campaigns to encourage the reduction of single use plastics and bring in a deposit scheme for single use plastic bottles, both of which have been taken up by the Government.

I will continue working with colleagues and local and national groups, along with the excellent support of Surfers Against Sewage, to ensure our vital marine habitats and ecosystems are protected for ours and future generations.’