THE MP for Eddisbury has thanked her constituents for their help in bringing the next global conference for climate change to the UK.

In recent months the Antoinette Sandbach has been collecting signatures on a petition of Eddisbury resident who supported the British bid for the event.

Britain has now secured the nomination to host the conference which is due to be held in December of next year.

It is expected that the event, known as COP26, will be held in Glasgow.

“Demonstrating that there is public support from all over the UK to host this event was an important part of our winning bid," said Ms Sandbach.

"Thank you to everyone who signed the petition. Now let’s make sure that this conference is a huge success – the future of our planet depends on getting the whole world to work together.

“Everyone remembers that the Paris Climate Change conference in 2015 was a major step forward in bringing countries together to focus on the impact of global warming.

"The 2020 conference will be a unique opportunity to ensure action is taken all across the world to tackle the biggest challenge facing our planet.

"It is a significant step forward that this will be held in the UK as we are the first major economy to put into law our commitment to end our own contribution to global warming and to becoming a net zero economy."