My Views

Jenny regularly writes a blog, see below, and occasionally writes for publications including The Guardian, The Independent and The Telegraph

  • The Heathrow question (5/15/2019) - The government can’t push ahead with Heathrow, unless they reject the latest advice from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). In 2016, the Airports Commission used evidence from the CCC to state that Heathrow expansion… More
  • Green win: rights for Property Guardians (5/13/2019) - It’s not often that a Minister starts a sentence by thanking a political opponent for introducing an issue and then says “How right she was to raise it in the way she did in October. I’m grateful… More
  • Making Clean Air a legal right (5/12/2019) - The Times has taken up the campaign for a new Clean Air Bill to ensure that everyone has the right to breathe unpolluted air. Hopefully that means my Clean Air (Human Rights) Bill is one step nearer… More
  • Podcast: Sian Berry and green achievements (5/8/2019) - Elected greens always tend to punch above their weight. Whether it is a local council chamber, the London Assembly, or Parliament itself, a Green in the room will change the dynamic of most conversations. Sian… More
  • Question to Minister on protecting the right to protest (4/9/2019) - Today around 3pm I’ll be raising the issue of freedom to protest with questions to the Government in the House of Lords about the Court of Appeal’s striking out an injunction obtained by INEOS in… More
  • A week in my life: Feb 2019 (3/27/2019) - I recently wrote an article for the Parliamentary House Magazine describing a regular week in my working life – except, nothing is regular here at the moment. I left a debate on Lords’ Reform to… More
  • Trade Bill – Green win protects current standards (3/19/2019) - The government are due to amend the Trade Bill today to protect existing  standards for animal welfare, workers rights and the environment in future trade agreements. They have submitted a slightly tweaked version of the… More
  • Read about my work in my latest newsletter (3/19/2019) - Read my latest newsletter here Read previous issues here Sign up to receive future issues here
  • Minister agrees to examine police whistle-blower claim on child spies (3/18/2019) - I have asked the government to investigate a claim by a whistle-blower that the police are setting targets for regional police services to increase the use of juveniles as Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS) as… More
  • Government will count number of spy kids used by police (3/13/2019) - At last, after much nagging, the government is starting to count the number of juveniles used as police spies, or as they call them, Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS). In a Lords’ debate, peers criticised… More