“At a time when many are unwilling or unable to speak truth to power, she's getting the job done with her sterling work on government's environment watchdog. ”

Mary Creagh MP

Chair
Environmental Audit Committee
Labour politician Mary Creagh has been MP for Wakefield since 2005, and was elected to chair the cross-party EAC in February of 2015, having previously held the role of Shadow Environment Secretary from 2010 to 2013. She was re-elected as Chair this year, unopposed. The EAC has taken the government to task over the issue of plastic microbeads, delivered a stinging rebuke to the Treasury for putting short-term priorities over long-term sustainability, highlighted the need to protect the environment post-Brexit, questioned the intentions of the GIB buyer Macquarie, and even volunteered to test the Winnow smart food waste meter in her home. More recently, the EAC relaunched its predecessor’s investigation into the impact of disposable drinks packaging on the environment.
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