Stroud’s parliamentary candidates will be given the chance to put forward their ideas on the climate crisis during a hustings event on Tuesday.
Stroud Greenpeace and Extinction Rebellion are jointly hosting the event to allow the candidates to put forward their ideas on how to respond to the climate emergency.
David Drew will attend as well as Desi Latimer for the Brexit Party, Siobhan Baillie for the Conservatives and Molly Scott Cato for the Green Party.
Neither Extinction Rebellion or Greenpeace endorse any politician or political party, with both demanding that everyone across the political spectrum brings the emergency to the forefront of their campaigning and their policy.
In a joint statement, David Lambert of Extinction Rebellion and Will Templeman for Stroud Greenpeace said: “This election must be about the climate and ecological emergency and we need to hear from these candidates, what is your plan? The next five years are crucial to the future of life on earth and we need a government which understands the need for that transformational change.
“The climate is political, this emergency is going to threaten jobs, transport, food supplies, public services, savings and pensions. Brexit is not life-threatening but the climate and ecological emergency is.”
The event will be held at the Subscription Rooms on Tuesday November 19 from 7pm to 9pm, with free entry.