One reader of this blog, who was unable to attend the Walk for Wildlife on Saturday was quick off the mark in contacting his MP about the Manifesto for Wildlife – and his MP was quick to respond.
‘I read it and I think I got to page 67 before I found something I could agree with. No wonder wildlife is at risk with this sort of level of political understanding. I despaired but there were some sensible suggestions later on especially for the sea.’
No great surprise there, but notice that there has been engagement by the MP. And that’s what we need. If half the MPs in Parliament got a letter from their constituents on this subject this week then they would be beginning to sit up and take notice. If some MPs got half a dozen letters this week then they would really know that what their party says and does for wildlfie is an issue – and they know that there is a general election looming, perhaps, maybe.