This vote was not binding - it was an "opposition day debate". That means although the government won the vote, it was a massive success for us. We caused a real stir, put MPs under pressure, and persuaded a good number of government MPs to rebel against the government line. If we keep going like this we can win the campaign!
The next time MPs vote on selling off our woodland, it could be a make or break vote to pave the way for privatisation. We need to keep the spotlight on every one of them. Please call or email your MP to let them know you are watching how they vote.
If they voted the right way, now's a great time to get in touch to say thank you and to ask them to keep fighting to save forests. If they didn't vote the right way, we need to keep the pressure up - and make sure they realise that we'll keep campaigning until they change their mind.