Launched to coincide with the 2019 UK General Election , the Parks Protector Pledge is a six point commitment which elected representatives and those standing for election can take to demonstrate their support for the value of parks and green spaces to their constituents and electors.

Pledging to Protect Manifesto

The Parks Protector Pledge includes six key points committing signatories to champion, support and protect green spaces for good. It is accompanied by a Pledging to Protect manifesto with more detail on each point.

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Incumbent elected representatives who have taken the Parks Protector Pledge are listed below. Members of the UK Parliament, Scottish Parliament, Senedd Cymru, London Assembly and elected Mayors are all invited to take the Pledge.

 

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Pledging Members of UK Parliament

These 41 Members of the UK Parliament have committed to the Park Protector Pledge's six points. During the 2019 UK General Election campaign over 250 candidates in more than 210 constituencies took the pledge.

Mark Tami MP
Alyn and Deeside
Labour


Mick Whitley MP
Birkenhead
Labour


Yasmin Qureshi MP
Bolton South East
Labour


Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP
Brighton, Kemptown
Labour


Caroline Lucas MP
Brighton, Pavilion
Green


Sir Bob Neill MP
Bromley and Chislehurst
Conservative


Daniel Zeichner MP
Cambridge
Labour


Henry Smith MP
Crawley
Conservative


Sarah Jones MP
Croydon Central
Labour


Chris Philp MP
Croydon South
Conservative


Helen Hayes MP
Dulwich and West Norwood
Labour


Grahame Morris MP
Easington
Labour


Seema Malhotra MP
Feltham and Heston
Labour


Ian Mearns MP
Gateshead
Labour


Richard Thomson MP
Gordon
SNP


Tonia Antoniazzi MP
Gower
Labour


Diane Abbott MP
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Labour


Derek Twigg MP
Halton
Labour


John McDonnell MP
Hayes and Harlington
Labour


Jon Trickett MP
Hemsworth
Labour


Peter Kyle MP
Hove
Labour


Wes Streeting MP
Ilford North
Labour


Kate Osborne MP
Jarrow
Labour


Sir Ed Davey MP
Kingston and Surbiton
Liberal Democrat


Karl Turner MP
Kingston upon Hull East
Labour


Richard Burgon MP
Leeds East
Labour


Claudia Webbe MP
Leicester East
Independent


Kim Johnson MP
Liverpool, Riverside
Labour


Dan Carden MP
Liverpool, Walton
Labour


Paula Barker MP
Liverpool, Wavertree
Labour


Ian Byrne MP
Liverpool, West Derby
Labour


Pauline Latham MP
Mid Derbyshire
Conservative


Lilian Greenwood MP
Nottingham South
Labour


Luke Pollard MP
Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport
Labour


Apsana Begum MP
Poplar and Limehouse
Labour


Fleur Anderson MP
Putney
Labour


Clive Betts MP
Sheffield South East
Labour


Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP
Streatham
Labour


Chris Loder MP
West Dorset
Conservative


Sarah Atherton MP
Wrexham
Conservative


Lord Hendy QC
Labour


 

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Pledging Members of Scottish Parliament

The Parks Protector Pledge has been taken by these ten Members of the Scottish Parliament. Over 30 candidates took the pledge during the 2021 Scottish election campaign.

Jackie Dunbar MSP
Aberdeen Donside
SNP


Audrey Nicoll MSP
Aberdeen South and North Kincardine
SNP


Alexander Burnett MSP
Aberdeenshire West
Conservative


Marie McNair MSP
Clydebank and Milngavie
SNP


Paul McLennan MSP
East Lothian
SNP


John Mason MSP
Glasgow Shettleston
SNP


Evelyn Tweed MSP
Stirling
SNP


Richard Leonard MSP
Central Scotland
Labour


Alison Johnstone MSP
Lothian
Green


Lorna Slater MSP
Lothian
Green


Mark Ruskell MSP
Mid Scotland and Fife
Green


Craig Hoy MSP
South Scotland
Conservative


Martin Whitfield MSP
South Scotland
SNP


 

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Pledging Members of Senedd Cymru

These four Members of the Senedd Cymru have committed to the six aims of the Parks Protector Pledge. Over 20 candidates took the pledge during the 2021 Welsh election campaign.

Jack Sargeant MS
Alyn and Deeside
Labour


Hefin David MS
Caerphilly
Labour


Dawn Bowden MS
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Labour


Huw Irranca-Davies MS
Ogmore
Labour


 

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Pledging Members of London Assembly

The Parks Protector Pledge has been taken by these six Members of the London Assembly. There were 20 candidates who took the pledge during the 2021 London election campaign.

Anne Clarke AM
Barnet and Camden
Labour


Len Duvall AM
Greenwich and Lewisham
Labour


Elly Baker AM
London-wide
Labour


Siân Berry AM
London-wide
Green


Zack Polanski AM
London-wide
Green


Caroline Russell AM
London-wide
Green


 

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Pledging elected Mayors

Two elected Mayors in England have committed to the six aims of the Parks Protector Pledge. There were 14 candidates who took the pledge during the 2021 Mayoral election campaigns.

Joanne Anderson
Mayor of Liverpool
Labour


Dan Norris
Mayor of West of England
Labour


 

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For constituents

Spread awareness of the Parks Protector Pledge and if your MP, MSP, MS, London Assembly member or elected Mayor isn't listed as a signatory, get in touch and ask them to support it. The full Pledging to Protect document contains lots of detail to assist you in making your case to your elected representative for why parks matter.

 

 

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