She is making progress happen on issues that matter.
Mary Creagh MP
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 last year, unopposed. The EAC has taken the government to task over the issue of plastic microbeads, called for the establishment of an independent environment watchdog post-Brexit, compiled reports on disposable coffee cups and single-use plastic bottles, launched an investigation into the sustainability of the fashion industry and provided scrutiny of the government's 25 Year Environment Plan.