Overall around 14,000 people signed up to the lobby nationally, and up to 270 MPs held meetings throughout the week. The mass lobby had been arranged at fairly short notice so that it could precede the Chancellor’s statement early this month; so all in all an amazing effort by all concerned.
We had our meeting with S Cambs MP Anthony Browne on Monday 29 June. There were 40 people at the Zoom meeting, of whom about a quarter were 2G3S newsletter subscribers – well done everyone!
Mr Browne had asked for questions to be presubmitted; people could also submit questions on the day via the ‘Chat’ facility. He read the questions out himself and managed to get through 20 questions in the hour he had allocated. Inevitably there were several questions that were not reached, including all the follow-up questions.
Sam Hall, Director of the Conservative Environmental Network, was also present and gave some supplementary answers.
A couple of us took notes and you can read our full report, as accurate as we can make it, below. How well or satisfactorily Mr Browne answered the questions is for you to decide.