Protecting animals and our environment

Our environment and the welfare of animals is a political priority of mine and something that is close to my heart, which is why I made my maiden speech on the Animal Sentience Bill.

Like myself, the constituents of Old Bexley and Sidcup are passionate about their pets and animal welfare, which is why I continue to campaign for greater protections for animals, including pushing for progress of the Kept Animals Bill and meeting with animal welfare charities to ensure the Government delivers on a series of ambitious reforms for animal welfare standards.

Prior to becoming an MP, I specialised in sustainable investing and research projects globally and I am passionate about environmental protections. I am a member of the Conservative Environment Network and emphasise that our climate is changing. For the next generations sake, we need to take measures to protect the planet, but these measures must work for ordinary people to allow the transition to be a success.

More locally, it’s important that we live in a healthy environment and we should be proud of our green spaces, fantastic recycling record and our green belt. This is why I will fight any inappropriate developments in our area as the MP. I will also work with the Council to install electric vehicle charging points so it’s easier for local residents to be greener.


Louie stands up for animal welfare protections

Louie French has pressed the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the progress of the Kept Animals Bill which provides welfare protections for pets, livestock and kept wild animals as well as asking for further animal protections to be explored.

Louie opposes Labour's plans for Falconwood

After months of delays, the Shepherds Leas development, being brought forward by Greenwich Council's own developer, close to Falconwood Station will be heard next Tuesday at Greenwich Council’s Planning Board.

Louie stands up for Bexley in levelling up missions

Louie French spoke in the Second Reading Debate of the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill where he called for places like Bexley not to be forgotten in levelling up missions and to ensure residents in Old Bexley and Sidcup have a greater say in the future of their areas and developments.

Louie visits the furry residents of Battersea

Louie French visited Battersea Dogs and Cats Home to discuss animal welfare legislation and meet some of the cats and dogs of Battersea, including Fred the Spaniel, Wilbur the Labrador and Parker the Kitten as pictured above.