Environmental Audit Committee, Chair
Mary is the Labour MP for Wakefield and Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC). As Chair of the EAC, Mary provides a leading voice on the direction of the UK’s environmental policy, with key interventions in the past year on plastic pollution, fashion, green finance, air pollution, flooding and heatwaves. She served as Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from 2010 2013, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport from 2013 2014 and Shadow Secretary of State for International Development from 2014 2015. In her position as MP for Wakefield she has played an integral role on discussions around children’s diets, scalding and genocide prevention.