Harrogate candidates talk climate change issues at hustings event tonight

The four candidates for the Harrogate seat in the upcoming election have taken part in a hustings debate this evening.

Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 10:19 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 10:21 pm

The event was hosted by Zero Carbon Harrogate and was organised to tackle the topic of climate change.

The 'green' hustings, held at Wesley Chapel on Oxford Street, was full, with people turning out to hear the candidates voice their policies for a more sustainable future.

The four Harrogate candidates at the 'green' hustings with Jemima Parker of Zero Carbon Harrogate.

Kieron George (Yorkshire Party), Andrew Jones (Conservative), Judith Rogerson (Liberal Democrats) and Mark Sewards (Labour) all took part in the debate, giving a five minute presentation before accepting questions submitted by the audience.

The candidates all agreed that the planet was facing a climate emergency and stressed the importance of putting policies in place to tackle the problem.

They all said it was one of the most important issues on the agenda for the government.

Topics included more tree planting, becoming a carbon neutral country and carbon-production based tax measures.