- Rother Valley MP, Alexander Stafford, was invited to address multiple panels during the four days of Conservative Party Conference.
- Alexander Stafford used these opportunities to plug the potential job creation and injection of wealth the green economy could bring to ‘left behind’ communities, such as Rother Valley.
- Alexander passionately spoke about his ambitions for Rother Valley and a green future in front of high-ranking minsters and alongside leading industry experts.
Over the last four days of the Conservative Party Conference, Alexander Stafford has been addressing panel discussions focused on both levelling up and the eco future of the UK.
Alexander Stafford spoke alongside Managing Director of Iceland Foods, Richard Walker, Director of the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit, Richard Black, Chief Political Commentator at The Independent, John Rentoul, among others, on a Bright Blue panel discussing: ‘Is deep decarbonisation deliverable?’
Alexander Stafford later spoke alongside Founder of Stonehaven, Peter Lyburn, Former Advisor to the Treasury, Jennifer Powell, Lead Stakeholder Advisor of Ørsted UK, Emma Toulson, among others, on a Conservative Environment Panel discussing: “The red wall and renewables: levelling up with a green economic recovery.”
Alexander Stafford made the case for Rother Valley to transition from a historic centre of dirty fossil fuels into a hub for renewable, green energy.
The green economy is expected to be supporting upwards of 30 million jobs by 2050 and areas like Rother Valley are prime to attract significant investment and benefit from job creation.
Localised green economies are already playing an incredibly important role in helping this government deliver the regional empowerment it promised at the last election. Investment into regional renewable energy facilities not only helps decarbonise Britain and boost the green economy, but would do so while providing the local investment needed to create jobs and scale up left behind communities.
Commenting, Alexander Stafford MP said:
“A green future is not just about low carbon, it’s about securing a better future that works for everyone.”
“The UK has the potential to be a global leader in low carbon technologies while creating green jobs in constituencies like mine. Areas like Rother Valley have the right skillset and industrial heritage to pioneer green industries and could be the backbone of our green economy, if given a chance.”
“It was a great pleasure to be invited to speak at so many events during Conservative Party Conference and champion local issues here in my constituency of Rother Valley, in the presence of both high ranking government officials and leading industry experts. I will always speak up for my constituents and creating opportunities for them is my top priority.”