The Barnet Green Party has announced its intention to back a law which aims to reduce health risks posted by unsafe levels of air pollution.

The Clean Air Bill, also known as Ella’s Law, would force the government to bring air quality in every community up to minimum World Health Organization (WHO) standards, ensuring cleaner air for the benefit of both people and planet and reducing pressure on the NHS.

The party cites which states locations such as High Barnet High Street, East Barnet Village, Edgware High Road and Mill Hill Broadway are at three times the safe limit recommended by the World Health Organisation.

Ella's Law, named after nine-year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah from south London - the first person in the UK to have air pollution listed as cause of death when she died in 2013 - was introduced to Parliament in May by Baroness Jenny Jones, and is backed by Labour’s Geraint Davies.

A Barnet Green Party spokesperson said: "We urge Barnet residents to give their support to the campaign to make clean air a human right. Air pollution is one of the biggest health hazards and environmental threats of facing us

"To support the campaign, residents are asked to write to their local MP asking them to back the bill. More information about the campaign can be found at"