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Roger Gale MP says clocks change could save lives and create jobs in North Thanet

Local mp is backing a bill which could result in moving the clocks forward by one hour.

Local MP Roger Gale is backing a bill to objectively look at the benefits of moving the clocks forward by one hour.
Roger Gale, who represents North Thanet, is backing the Daylight Saving Bill which receives its Third Reading in the House of Commons this Friday. The bill calls on the Government to conduct a comprehensive review of the costs and benefits of putting clocks forward an hour throughout the UK, resulting in lighter evenings every day of the year.
 
"The arguments in favour of clock change are compelling. This one simple low-cost policy could bring wide ranging benefits to the whole of the UK including saving lives on our roads, creating much needed jobs in the tourism sector and reducing the fear of crime on dark evenings." said Roger Gale MP.
 
Supporters argue that lighter evenings would save lives on our roads by making more of our busiest evening rush hours occur in daylight, create jobs by boosting the tourism sector, and make many people especially older people feel safer going out in the evenings for longer. Lighter Later, the group coordinating the campaign for change, says support for the cause has never been stronger.
"The Daylight Saving Bill is supported by over 90 national organisations from The AA to SAGA and The FA backing lighter evenings. On the year the Olympics comes to Britain, this would be a brilliant legacy for our young athletesĒ said Daniel Vockins, campaign manager.
Members of the public can find out more about the move and check if their MP is in support of the move at www.lighterlater.org



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