Last Updated: 01 November 2010
Created: 01 November 2010
Today Justin Tomlinson, MP for North Swindon, today announced his support for the Lighter Later campaign.
As the latest research shows, this low-cost, easily-implemented change has the potential to make us safer, happier and healthier” said Justin Tomlinson MP
Every year, we waste hundreds of hours of daylight by sleeping through the morning light. “Lighter Later is a campaign to shift one hour of light from the morning to the evening where we can actually use it,” said campaign manager Daniel Vockins.
On 3rdDecember, The Daylight Saving Bill will be going to the House of Commons where MPs will debate whether or not the UK should make the shift. Most UK citizens support the move according to polls.
10:10’s Lighter Later campaign has been backing the move and represents a coalition of bodies from RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) through to the Lawn Tennis Association.
“Lighter evenings would mean safer roads, more jobs and a better quality of life for the constituents of North Swindon. From my perspective, I will be supporting this Bill as I believe it will boost leisure time, commerce and the overall quality of life for local residents. From my perspective, I am particularly supportive of the benefits to leisure time, allowing people of all ages to be able to take advantage of lighter evenings to enjoy the great outdoors as part of their 3 sessions of 30 minutes of exercise a week.
The changes would also help reduce our carbon footprint, with 447,000 tonnes of CO2 predicted to be saved on lighting alone.
” said MP Justin Tomlinson
Justin signalled his support for a Private Members Bill, and pledged to vote in favour of the Bill on 3rdDecember.
Constituents can find out more about the proposals at www.lighterlater.org