Less than a week after being elected, Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, has endorsed the campaign in the statement below. This is a brilliantly quick response to constituents' requests, in an unbelievably busy week for him. He is the first of the new MPs to bring in his support, will be actively backing through the year, and as you can see encourages others to follow his lead. Many thanks to him and his office.
'As MP for Cambridge I am delighted to make supporting Close the Door one of my first actions.
Climate change is an urgent problem and yet sometimes it seems hard to know what local, individual actions we can take.
Backing Close the Door is one of those actions. It's so simple. Closing the shop or restaurant door to the street when heating or cooling the premises or when air pollution levels are high on the street outside saves a large amount of energy (and money), and greatly improves the air quality inside the premises.
This in turn improves working conditions and public health.
It's no surprise that our local Cambridge initiative has grown from eight independent shops into an award winning national campaign backed by thousands of shops of all types and sizes including national retailers.
In actively supporting Close the Door I encourage you to follow my lead.' Daniel Zeichner MP (Lab)