Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran has today welcomed 16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg to Parliament alongside Ed Miliband, Caroline Lucas and Speaker John Bercow.
The MPs and Speaker met with the “inspirational and driven” Greta to discuss the role of young people in climate activism, and the more recent climate strikes by Extinction Rebellion.
The Lib Dem MP has been vocal on the issue of climate change, actively supporting the recent school climate strikes in Oxford as well as holding a debate on carbon emissions alongside Green MP Caroline Lucas.
[Layla pictured with Greta Thunberg, Caroline Lucas, John Bercow and Ed Miliband]
Commenting after the meeting Layla said:
“I was delighted to meet with Greta today – she is such an inspiration and so driven. My call today to my fellow Parliamentarians is to heed her message and start by declaring that the UK is in a state of national climate emergency.
“I will work across party lines, as the Lib Dems have worked locally with the Green Party in Oxfordshire, to combat climate change.
“Greta has inspired and continues to inspire me on this issue.”