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Green Liberal Democrat Statement on the Resignation of Chris Huhne

February 3, 2012 1:37 PM
By Steve Bradley, Chair

The Green Liberal Democrats are saddened to hear of the resigination today of Rt Hon Chris Huhne MP from the role of Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.

Chris was an excellent advocate for the environmental agenda within both the coalition government and the Liberal Democrat party. There is much he can feel proud of from his 20 months in the role - like his leadership role at the Durban Climate Conference, the huge growth in renewable energy during his tenure, and putting the UK Economy on track to meet its carbon targets.

Chris is a Vice-President of the Green Liberal Democrats, and despite the heavy demands of his position, we found him at all times to be supportive, engaging and accessible. We would like to register our gratitude for that and we hope he is able to clear his name swiftly.

We also hope that the Coalition will continue to ensure that tackling environmental issues and reducing the nation's carbon emissions remains at the heart of all government policy. These issues are not only our greatest challenges, but also key opportunities for securing jobs and a sustainable future.

Steve Bradley
Chair, Green Liberal Democrats
On behalf of the Green Liberal Democrat Executive