Update on e-action – do you live in Redcar?

Our e-action, Uplands for people, for the climate and for wildlife was launched a week ago and already almost every MP in England, MSP in Scotland, MS in Wales and MLA in Northern Ireland 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 headline number

Over 14,000 emails have been sent to elected parliamentarians across the UK since last Saturday – asking for them to deliver Uplands for people, for the climate and for wildlife. Thank you!

A national breakdown

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

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

Scotland 126 of 129 MSPs have been contacted (98%)

England 526 of 533 MPs have been contacted (99%)

The top-ranking English constituencies

Nine of the 10 top English constituencies in responding to our e-action are, or are immediately adjacent to, upland areas:

Skipton and Ripon, Julian Smith MP, 67 emails

High Peak, Robert Largan MP, 62 emails

Sheffield Hallam, Olivia Blake MP, 60 emails

Derbyshire Dales, Sarah Dines MP, 54 emails

Hexham, Guy Opperman MP, 47 emails

Westmorland and Lonsdale, Tim Farron MP, 44 emails

Thirsk and Malton, Kevin Hollinrake MP, 42 emails

Richmond, Rishi Sunak MP, 39 emails

Sheffield Central, Paul Blomfield MP, 39 emails

Cotswolds, Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP, 38 emails

Berwick upon Tweed, Ann-Marie Trevelyan MP, 37 emails

The missing English constituencies

There are just seven English constituency MPs who have not yet had a single 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: five in London (Edmonton, Erith and Thamesmead, Harrow East, Old Bexley and Sidcup and West Ham) and Redcar.

The missing Scottish constituencies

The three Holyrood constituencies from which emails have not been sent to their MSPs are: Aidrie and Shotts, Glasgow Provan and Linlithgow. It you live in any of those constituencies, or have a friend you can nudge, we’d be pleased to see the full set achieved as soon as possible – thanks!

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!