Meon Valley MP says clocks change will save lives

Share this article
The Vanguard Centre, in Cosham, where work is taking place to transform it into a new school for the city.

Building work begins on new £3.2m Cosham school

Have your say

AN MP is backing a campaign to move the clocks forward by one hour.

George Hollingbery, who represents Meon Valley, wants British clocks to be moved forward one hour to Central European Time.

At the moment in the UK winter is GMT and summer an hour ahead of that, and this change would see both moved forward by an hour.

Mr Hollingbery is supporting a Private Member’s Bill by Conservative MP Rebecca Harris later this month which proposes a study of the impact of the change.

He said: ‘Research clearly shows that moving a hour forward to lighter evenings will save lives on the road and cut emissions as less energy is used for lighting. The change would also help businesses trading in Europe. I know there is opposition in Scotland and Northern Ireland where the winter would be longer, but figures show lives will be saved there too.’