Amershan and Chesham MP Dame Cheryl Gillan backed calls to 'act now' in the fight against climate change.

Speaking after protesters came together for the largest-ever environmental lobby of Parliament, Dame Cheryl said that it is a 'critical moment for climate, nature and people'.

Constituents urged Dame Cheryl to pass ambitious new laws that create a healthier environment for people and wildlife, and to support measures that end the UK’s contribution to climate change by 2045.

The MP for Chesham & Amersham was taken to meet constituents in the area surrounding the Palace of Westminster. At 14.00 lobbyists rang phone alarms and alarm clocks to symbolise that ‘the time is now to act’.

The day also saw leaders from different faith communities gather for a ‘Walk of Witness’ from Trafalgar Square down Whitehall.

Rt Hon Dame Cheryl Gillan MP said: “It was great to meet my constituents on July 3rd at the biggest ever mass lobby for climate, nature and people. I heard their views and I fully agree with them – The Time Is Now for action in order to create a cleaner and healthier world.

“ It is clear that the climate and environmental crisis is a mainstream issue held dear by many of my constituents, and for people all across the country. I am working to make sure their voice is heard in Parliament at this critical moment for climate, nature and people.”

Shaun Spiers, Chair of Greener UK, said: “The broad range of people and organisations supporting the lobby shows the feeling across the country that urgent action is needed, starting with an ambitious environment bill and policies that put us on track for net zero emissions by 2045.”

Tanya Steele, Chief Executive at WWF, said: “Public concern for the environment is at an all-time high, and for good reason. We are destroying the planet, and jeopardising the survival of people and wildlife. Our leaders must make bold decisions now and commit to invest in technology and policies that accelerate emissions reductions."