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- Allegra Stratton has faced criticism after she advised the public not to rinse their dishes before putting them in dishwasher
- Stratton said joining the Green Party was another way in which Britons could tackle climate change
- She was responding to criticism by the Green Party and Greenpeace over advice
The remark comes after the former Downing Street press secretary faced criticism for advising the public not to rinse their dishes before they put them into a dishwasher to help tackle climate change.
Stratton said that joining the Green Party was another way in which Britons could help save the planet from rising carbon emissions.
She told The Independent: ‘When people say to me, ‘What can they do?’, the can do many things.
‘They can join Greenpeace, they can join the Green Party, they can join the Tory Party.’
Boris Johnson’s climate change spokeswoman Allegra Stratton has suggested people should join the Green Party to save the planet
She added: ‘So there’s lots of ways they can get involved in politics but for those people who wouldn’t, how do you start to change your life in manageable, achievable, feasible, small ways.’
Stratton, 41, who is the chief spokesperson for this year’s climate change conference, hosted in Glasgow, was responding to criticism by the Green Party and Greenpeace of her advice for Britons to take ‘micro-steps’ in order to be environmentally friendly.
A friend of Stratton told The Times that her quote about joining the Green Party was misleading.
‘Allegra believes no government has done more for the environment and to deal with climate change in the UK than this one,’ the source said. ‘And no PM has given the issue such prominence and profile [as Boris Johnson].