CEN’s Parliamentary Caucus drives the green conservative agenda in Westminster. They support the following principles:

Action to enhance the natural environment

We support the establishment of a new legal framework to halt and reverse the decline in our ecosystems, so that future generations can enjoy and be protected by the UK’s natural inheritance.

Action to secure the future of rural areas

We support a new system of rural payments that is based on the principle that public money should be used to secure ecological gains for the benefit of the public, and promotes a vibrant rural economy including high-quality, sustainable agriculture.

Action on climate change

We believe that climate change creates severe risks for global stability and prosperity, and that the UK must therefore continue to lead the way not only in promoting adaptation but also in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Action to promote clean growth

We believe that the best future for UK manufacturing industry lies in clean growth, and that government policy should therefore support R&D and investment in clean technologies.

Action to build properly designed housing

We believe that the nation has a responsibility to ensure the provision of high quality, affordable homes for all our people — and that house building, if properly conducted, is fully compatible with preserving and enhancing the quality of the environment.

Action to preserve species and oceans

We believe that the UK has — and must seize — the opportunity to lead the world in ending the illegal wildlife trade, halting the annihilation of species, and restoring the health of our oceans.

Action to tackle air pollution

We support the promotion of electric vehicles, alongside active transport and increased planting of trees to tackle air pollution on our roads and streets.

Signed by

John Howell MP
Baroness Anne Jenkin
Sir Bernard Jenkin MP
Gillian Keegan MP
Jeremy Lefroy MP
Oliver Letwin MP
Tim Loughton MP
Rachel Maclean MP
Scott Mann MP
Sarah Newton MP
Neil O’Brien MP
Matthew Offord MP
Sir Mike Penning MP
Victoria Prentis MP
Antoinette Sandbach MP
Andrew Selous MP
Henry Smith MP
Sir Nicholas Soames MP
Dame Caroline Spelman MP
Derek Thomas MP
David Tredinnick MP
David Warburton MP

Bim Afolami MP
Peter Aldous MP
Lord Michael Bates
Richard Benyon MP
Ben Bradley MP
Steve Brine MP
Maria Caulfield MP
Alex Chalk MP
Robert Courts MP
Tracey Crouch MP
Philip Dunne MP
Michael Fabricant MP
Vicky Ford MP
Sir Roger Gale MP
Luke Graham MP
Richard Graham MP
James Gray MP
Greg Hands MP
Mark Harper MP
Sir Oliver Heald MP
James Heappey MP
Kevin Hollinrake MP

If you’re an MP interested in getting involved then please get in touch with us through megan@cen.uk.com

Cen Alumni

The Caucus is comprised of backbench MPs to enable them to encourage Government ambition on decarbonisation and conservation. However, several current Ministers have previously been members of the CEN Caucus, including:

Simon Clarke MP
Zac Goldsmith MP
Nigel Huddleston MP
Rebecca Pow MP
Amber Rudd MP
Theresa Villiers MP
Helen Whately MP


News from our Caucus


CEN MP Zac Goldsmith

"The world must acknowledge the severity of what's happening to nature" in the Independent

There are two reasons why the environment is, despite all that, the most important issue of all. The first, simply, is that we depend – for almost everything – on the natural world. The second is that we are annihilating the natural world. That is not a matter of opinion – it is a matter of fact.

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CEN MP Rebecca Pow

I am proud that the UK has taken a global lead on tackling plastics in our oceans and the terrible pollution that it causes, including, of course, the ban on microbeads and microplastics. None the less, more must be done.


CEN MP Simon Clarke

Let’s make Brexit bold, inspiring and green – not timid and apologetic on Conservative Home

As we update our statute book, we need to be mature enough to recognise the things the EU does well, but bold enough to take transformative action where we can do better. There is no clearer example than environmental policy.

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CEN MP Richard Benyon

On the Agriculture Bill: The Government should take credit for the 25-year environment plan, which is an excellent document. I want to see its themes running right through this Bill as we get into its detail and the statutory instruments that flow from it.