A WHARFEDALE MP is calling for a ‘Marshall Plan for the environment’.

Alex Sobel (Lab, Leeds North West) is also demanding that the Government declare a ‘climate emergency’.

In a speech to the House of Commons, the MP said: “I am going to speak up for the 3,000 young people who came out in Leeds...on the youth climate strike, and all the other thousands of young people who came out in every other town and city.”

He went on to warn that we were on ‘a trajectory towards...global extinction’ unless politicians accepted the dramatic policy changes that are needed - and the investment to pay for them..

Referring to the original Marshall Plan which helped rebuild Europe after the Second World War, he said: “This is the brave new world we need to aspire to. We do not need gradual change; we need a paradigm shift in our system.”