Layla Moran

Layla Moran addresses Oxford digital climate strike, saying “the climate emergency hasn’t gone away”


Layla Moran, Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, has today [Friday 3 April] spoken at the first digital Oxford Youth Strike, saying “the climate emergency hasn’t gone away”.

The MP, who has spoken at previous Friday strikes in Bonn Square, commented “politicians still have a responsibility to fight climate change, and it is so inspiring to see that young activists are still going ahead with their action despite the coronavirus lockdown.

Layla joined the virtual Zoom meeting and spoke just after noon, before answering questions.

Commenting, Layla said:

“Coronavirus is of course occupying our efforts and attention at the moment, but the climate emergency hasn’t gone away. 

“While it may feel less immediate, it absolutely is, and it could become even graver if we don’t continue to act urgently in a concerted, coordinated way.

“All politicians still have a responsibility to fight climate change, and it is so inspiring to see that young activists are still going ahead with their action despite the coronavirus lockdown.”

EJ Fawcett, Oxford Youth Strike activist, said:

"It's amazing that there are MPs who are so willing to engage with, like Layla did, and listen to the views of young people. We are nearly out of time and we need representatives who are willing to acknowledge that fact, listen to us and act however they can. 

“The Government needs to act and they need to act now, so we hope that all MPs and representatives are open to talk to us.”


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