MP ‘extremely concerned’ by bees

PUBLISHED: 08:00 18 January 2013

John Penrose at the campaign event this week. Picture supplied by FoE

John Penrose at the campaign event this week. Picture supplied by FoE


JOHN Penrose has been attracting a bit of a buzz this week in Westminster.

Weston’s parliamentary representative took time out of his schedule to lend his support to the Friends of the Earth’s (FoE) campaign to protect British bees - one that 80,000 people have backed.

Mr Penrose is one of 125 MPs who has shown support to protecting bumble bees with numbers declining at a quick rate.

Speaking at the FoE’s Bee Cause campaign event, he said: “I am extremely concerned about the rapid decline in British bees.

“They’re not only an iconic part of our countryside, but they play a vital role in pollinating our crops and flowers too.

“It’s great news that FoE is creating a buzz about these crucially important insects. I’ll be doing all I can to help protect our bees in 2013.”

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