Hands Off the Gwent Levels, Boris Johnson

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Boris Johnson has threatened to build a bypass over the Gwent Levels, even though the Welsh Parliament decided that the project should not go ahead.

Transport projects are devolved which means the UK Prime Minister is essentially threatening to tear up devolution, mandated by two successful referendums, in order to plough ahead with his destructive plans.

There is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Gwent Levels, which are home to an extraordinary breadth of wildlife. They must be protected.

The Welsh Parliament was the first in the world to declare a climate emergency in April 2019. The democratic decision of Wales to prioritise tackling climate change and preserving wildlife must be respected, not overturned by Westminster.

Solutions are certainly needed for the M4, but they should be attuned to Wales' strategic goal of lowering carbon emissions, which means we need policies that encourage fewer cars on the road and better public transport.

So the message to Boris Johnson is this: hands off the Gwent Levels. If you agree, sign the petition below to add your voice.

Who's signing

Jenni Wyn Hyatt
Jason Bohana
Jeanine Hulett
Matt Hutchinson
Darren Jones
Francis Jones
Karen Gray
Owain Gwent
Ceri Carter
Andrew Evans
Kyle Jones
Christopher Williams
Sandra Bolton
Craig Lewis
David Leah
John Jones
Paul Edwards
Shaun David
Sian Griffiths
Jamie Thomas
Wîl Morus Jones
Rhian Ellis
Josh Pocknell
Geraint ap Dyfed
Kirsty Sheen
Martin Rendle
Russell Williams
259 signatures

Will you sign?


Showing 207 reactions

  • Jenni Wyn Hyatt
    signed 2020-07-13 07:08:13 +0100
  • Jason Bohana
    signed 2020-07-13 07:07:52 +0100
  • Jeanine Hulett
    signed 2020-07-13 06:02:54 +0100
  • Matt Hutchinson
    signed 2020-07-13 05:01:37 +0100
  • Darren Jones
    signed 2020-07-13 00:11:33 +0100
  • Francis Jones
    signed 2020-07-12 23:54:41 +0100
  • Karen Gray
    signed 2020-07-12 23:26:14 +0100
    To build a bypass over the Gwent Levels would be a massively retrograde step, in terms of democracy and our urgent need to build a greener future now, and no excuses. One species at risk is a tiny bumblebee- the Shrill Carder Bumblebee which is almost extinct in the UK. One of it’s last viable habitats is The Gwent Levels. If Johnson overturns the Welsh Assembly decision, he can expect continuous and massive opposition.
  • Owain Gwent
    signed 2020-07-12 23:20:45 +0100
  • Ceri #BLACKLIVESMATTER 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇪🇺 🏳️‍🌈🎗
    @Cejmeister tweeted link to this page. 2020-07-12 23:17:12 +0100
    Sign the petition: Hands Off the Gwent Levels, Boris Johnson https://www.caerphillyplaid.wales/gwentlevels?recruiter_id=767
  • Ceri Carter
    signed 2020-07-12 23:16:53 +0100
  • Andrew Evans
    signed 2020-07-12 22:59:15 +0100
  • Kyle Jones
    signed 2020-07-12 22:45:09 +0100
  • Christopher Williams
    @Christo21748437 tweeted link to this page. 2020-07-12 22:10:32 +0100
    Sign the petition: Hands Off the Gwent Levels, Boris Johnson https://www.caerphillyplaid.wales/gwentlevels?recruiter_id=763
  • Christopher Williams
    signed 2020-07-12 22:10:18 +0100
  • Sandra Bolton
    signed 2020-07-12 22:08:34 +0100
  • Craig Lewis
    signed 2020-07-12 22:03:41 +0100
  • David Leah
    signed 2020-07-12 21:15:47 +0100
    Ddylai boris ffocysi ar adeiladu rheilffyrdd o ogledd i ddd Gymru â fydd yn well i’r amgylchedd ac am cysylltedd cymraeg
  • John Jones
    signed via 2020-07-12 20:53:20 +0100
  • Paul Edwards
    signed via 2020-07-12 20:47:26 +0100
  • Shaun David
    signed via 2020-07-12 20:46:10 +0100
  • Sian Griffiths
    signed 2020-07-12 20:44:47 +0100
  • Swans Fans For Welsh Independence
    @SwansForIndy tweeted link to this page. 2020-07-12 20:44:24 +0100
    Sign the petition: Hands Off the Gwent Levels, Boris Johnson https://www.caerphillyplaid.wales/gwentlevels?recruiter_id=751
  • Jamie Thomas
    signed 2020-07-12 20:44:00 +0100
  • Wîl Morus Jones
    signed 2020-07-12 20:39:40 +0100
    Don’t spoil this lovely land
  • Rhian Ellis
    signed via 2020-07-12 20:36:26 +0100
  • Josh Pocknell
    signed 2020-07-12 20:31:04 +0100
  • Geraint ap Dyfed
    signed 2020-07-12 20:30:53 +0100
  • Kirsty Sheen
    signed 2020-07-12 20:29:37 +0100
  • Martin Rendle
    signed 2020-07-12 20:21:18 +0100
  • Russell Williams
    signed 2020-07-12 20:17:17 +0100

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