Centre-right Climate party launches to oust Tory MPs opposing climate action

Ed Gemmell wants to offer Conservative voters climate-conscious, business-friendly alternative

A new political party committed to solving the climate crisis plans to challenge the Tories in more than 100 seats at the next election, targeting climate-denying Tory backbenchers.

Launched as a centre-right, single-issue party, the Climate party aims to provide Conservative voters with a business-friendly, climate-serious alternative to the Tories, whose leadership candidates have been reticent over the party’s net zero commitments as Britain buckled under 40C heat for the first time on record.

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