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MP Dan Byles honoured for his work on energy and environmental issues

By Tamworth Herald  |  Posted: January 18, 2014

MP Dan Byles has been honoured for his work on energy and environmental issues

MP Dan Byles has been honoured for his work on energy and environmental issues

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North Warwickshire MP Dan Byles has been honoured with a top honourary post in recognition of his work in Parliament on energy and environmental issues.

Mr Byles has been made a president of the Young People's Trust for the Environment.

The MP currently sits on the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee and chairs two influential All-Party Parliamentary Groups including the All Party Environment Group. He is regularly invited to speak and write on energy and environmental issues across the UK and Europe.

Now in recognition of his work he has been made a president of the Young People's Trust for the Environment, a charity which aims to encourage young people's understanding of the environment and of the need for sustainability.

He joins some well known names, as other Presidents include Professor David Bellamy OBE, Michael Aspel OBE, John Craven OBE and five others.

"It is an honour to have been asked to join the Young People's Trust for the Environment as an Honorary President alongside some of my childhood heroes like David Bellamy and John Craven," Mr Byles said.

"The charity is incredibly worthwhile and I am looking forward to working with them to help improve access to high quality educational resources on the environmental issues facing the world today."

Since 1982, the YPTE has worked with schools and young people in England, Scotland and Wales, providing free educational materials, expert speakers and education officers to visit schools and environmental award schemes, both for schools and individuals.

Trustee Robin Godman said: "We are delighted to have an MP who is genuinely committed to environmental matters and who chairs something as worthwhile as the all party Parliamentary Environment Group amongst our number, and I am delighted that Dan is able to join us as an Honorary President."

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