BARRY IN THE MEDIA
Barry appears on Iain Dale's show on London's Biggest Conversation 97.3FM
On 29th August 2012 Barry joined presenter Iain Dale on London's Biggest Conversation 97.3FM as a panelist to discuss recent political developments including the proposed third runway at Heathrow Airport.
Barry was joined on the panel by James Brokenshire MP and Cllr Stephen Knight of Richmond Council who put forward arguments against the proposals.
Barry appears on 'Week in Parliament' on Islam Channel
On 11th May 2012 Barry appeared on the 'Week in Parliament' show with Jonathon Steele on the Islam Channel for a round-up of the week in politics in Britain and internationallly.
This was Barry's second appearance this year on the show's panel which discusses political developments with a particular focus on those events and issues that are of concern to the Muslim community.
Barry in the Guardian: Oliver Letwin: environmental rules could be 'great deal simpler'
By Damian Carrington, 1 March 2012
Cabinet office minister Oliver Letwin revealed on Tuesday that he thinks environmental guidance and regulation could be a "great deal simpler". That fits pretty closely with the direction I was told he gave privately to environmental officials to slash thousands of pages of regulation and guidance down into 50 pages, as "worked very well" in the goverment's highly controversial planning proposals.
Letwin appeared before the environment select committee of MPs and was questioned by Labour's Barry Gardiner on his red tape challenge proposal, which Gardiner said had "sent shockwaves through the natural environment community in this country".
Barry in the Harrow Observer: Brent MP launches 'first online surgery'
By Jessica Thompson, 5 December 2011
AN MP for Brent claims to have launched the first online advice surgery in the country.
However, Barry Gardiner has pledged to continue his face-to-face work in addition to his new online offerings.
Cases can now be submitted online at www.barrygardinermp.com, and constituents will receive an email once a response is ready.
The web service is described as experimental at this stage.
Mr Gardiner said: "It is important that as MPs, we respond to the new ways people are using technology. Relying on phone calls and letters can be time consuming and inconvenient for many people.
"This new service is not only more efficient for my constituents, but it is also better for the environment, as well as the taxpayer. I will, of course, continue to hold my five regular surgeries every month as well as my Sunday visiting programme and coffee mornings."
Mr Gardiner's network of websites has seen a tenfold increase in traffic since 2010, according to his office, and he is followed on social networks like Twitter by a combined pool of over 10,000 users.
Barry in the Hindu: Noam Chomsky backs protest against Dow's Olympics deal
By Hasan Suroor, 2 December 2011
Distinguished academic Noam Chomsky is among a group of high-profile international figures, including British MPs and former Olympians, who have written to Lord Sebastian Coe, Chairman of London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (Locog), urging him to drop Dow Chemical Company as a sponsor of the London Games because of its link to the 1984 Union Carbide Bhopal gas tragedy.
Under a £7 million deal, Dow is to sponsor a fabric wrap that will surround the Olympic stadium in East London.
Barry Gardiner, MP Chair of Labour Friends of India, who organised the letter said: "All across the world people have signed up to kick Dow Chemicals out of London 2012. From Olympic gold medallists and Bollywood legends, to artists, actors and politicians, extraordinary people have made it clear that Dow must clean up its legacy in Bhopal before it tries to clean up its reputation on the back of the London Olympics".
Signatories include former London Mayor Ken Livingstone, Conservative MP Priti Patel, deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Simon Hughes, actor Martin Sheen and Gold medal winning Olympians from India and Pakistan.
Barry in the Guardian: Tessa Jowell wants information on Olympic sponsorship deal with Dow
22 November 2011
Tessa Jowell, the shadow Olympics minister, has written to the London 2012 sustainability watchdog to call for the release of documents relating to a sponsorship deal with the Dow Chemical Company, in light of claimed links with the 1984 Bhopal disaster, which took thousands of lives.
In a move that will increase pressure on the London organising committee over its decision to award a contract to sponsor the £7m wrap that will surround the stadium during the Games to Dow earlier this year, Jowell has called for any documentation relating to the decision to be released.