Mary Creagh is the Labour MP for Wakefield. She entered Parliament following the 2005 general election, and was elected to the shadow cabinet in 2010 and appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
In May 2008 in the abortion amendments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill (now Act), Mary Creagh voted to keep the current time limit of 24 weeks in line with the scientific and medical consensus.
In 2006, MPs were asked three questions by the Rough Guide's Mark Ellingham on how seriously they took climate change as politicians and as responsible, active citizens. Mary Creagh replied:
- "1: Climate change is a huge issue for all politicians, nationally and internationally.
- 2: We have already done a great deal in making homes warmer through our Decent Homes Standard and Warm front schemes and our climate change levy on business. We need now to change individuals' behaviour and this is more difficult. Cleaner travel and better awareness about the small things that make a difference is key.
- 3: I cycle to Westminster and take my son to nursery by bike every day and so does my husband. We have reduced our annual mileage to about 3000 miles a year. We are introducing low energy light bulbs in our home and try to buy low energy appliances. We have also installed a water meter to make us think more about our water consumption."
- Commons debate, June 2013: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmhansrd/cm130605/debtext/130605-0001.htm#13060568002230
- Newspaper article, August 2013: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/26/badger-cull-government-anti-science
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