Update on our e-action – 25,000 emails sent

Our e-action, Uplands for people, for the climate and for wildlife has passed the 25,000 emails milestone.

Almost every elected parliamentarian in England (MPs), Scotland (MSPs), Wales (MSs) and Northern Ireland (MLAs) has received an email from at least one of their constituents calling for action on Uplands for people, for the climate and for wildlife.

The national breakdown

Wales 40 of 60 MSs have been contacted (67%)

Northern Ireland 85 of 90 MLAs have been contacted (94%)

Scotland all 129 MSPs have been contacted (100%)

England 530 of 533 MPs have been contacted (99%)

UK parliamentarians 97%!!

The top-ranking English constituencies

The seven top English constituencies in responding to our e-action are, or are immediately adjacent to, upland areas:

High Peak, Robert Largan MP, 91 emails

Skipton and Ripon, Julian Smith MP, 90 emails

Sheffield Hallam, Olivia Blake MP, 82 emails

Derbyshire Dales, Sarah Dines MP, 76 emails

Hexham, Guy Opperman MP, 74 emails

Calder Valley, Craig Whitaker MP, 70 emails

Westmorland and Lonsdale, Tim Farron MP, 66 emails

Stroud, Siobhan Baillie MP, 62 emails

Arundel and South Downs, Andrew Griffith MP, 59 emails

Suffolk Coastal, Therese Coffey MP, 59 emails

The missing English constituencies

There are just three English constituency MPs who have not yet had an email asking for Uplands for people, for the climate and for wildlife. One of them is easy – it is Chris Packham’s MP, Julian Lewis, who won’t accept email correspondence! The others are in London; Erith and Thamesmead, and West Ham.

The top-ranking Scottish constituencies

MSPs representing all Holyrood constituencies have been sent emails – the number received by individual MSPs in each constituency and region varies, but the five strongest-supporting constituencies all have upland areas within their boundaries:

  1. Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch

2. Perthshire North

3. East Lothian

4. Inverness and Nairn

5. Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale

The constituencies with the least support are all in the lowland and urban central belt of Scotland: Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse; Cumbernauld and Kilsyth; Glasgow Anniesland; Airdrie and Shotts; Glasgow Provan.

From now we will bring you occasional updates on progress but if you have signed the e-action and sent a message to your elected representative(s) – thank you! Now please ask your friends to do the same.

If you haven’t yet participated then please have a look at https://wildjustice.eaction.org.uk/saveourskydancers2021/ and see whether you can take part. Many thanks!