A mock-up blue plaque criticising Steve Baker’s tenure as the Member of Parliament of High Wycombe has been erected in the town.

An eagle-eyed member of the public noticed the sign which had been attached to a lamppost outside the town’s McDonald’s branch along the High Street.

It reads: “Steve Baker MP, 2010-2025.

“Had his photo taken here. That’s all he did.”

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It has since been confirmed that the Steve Baker Watch group were responsible for the mock blue plaque, which has been up on the lamppost since the end of May this year.

Bucks Free Press: The plaque has been in High Wycombe since May (NQ)The plaque has been in High Wycombe since May (NQ) (Image: NQ)

The campaign group formed at the beginning of 2022 following what they described as the politician’s ‘slow response and denial’ to help tackle climate change.   

During that time, they have held peaceful demonstrations such as holding vigils outside of his office and have asked to meet up with the 52-year-old to discuss the matter.

Gemma Rodgers, who is from the group, said: “This is just one of the many things that we do as Steve Baker is a global warming denier.

“We have sent a leaflet to every constituency in High Wycombe explaining how climate change needs to be taken seriously and whilst the years on the plaque were tongue and cheek, we would like an MP who can help us get to net zero by 2030.

“Climate change is an existential crisis and we’ve seen it devastate countries such as Spain, Canada, Australia and Pakistan and it will eventually come here to the UK.

“Urgent action is needed as he’s been very slow in reacting to everything.

“We’re not politically aligned but we want an MP who wants to mitigate climate change.”

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However, the MP was not impressed with the stunt and believes that those associated with Steve Baker Watch should read the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC’s) information on the issue.

In a series of tweets that we wrote at the back end of July to the start of August, he explained how he was called a ‘denier’ when expressing that a rise of 1.5°C in temperature would not pose an ‘existential threat.’

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Steve Baker MP told the Free Press: “Their nonsense does not deserve the dignity of a response.

“If these clowns won’t listen to the UN’s IPCC or the independent Committee on Climate Change, then they are hardly likely to respond positively to me.”